Michael West

Michael West established michaelwest.com.au to focus on journalism of high public interest, particularly the rising power of corporations over democracy. Formerly a journalist and editor at Fairfax newspapers and a columnist at News Corp, West was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney’s School of Social and Political Sciences.
KPMG, EY revenues surge. What’s the Scam?

KPMG, EY revenues surge. What’s the Scam?

There's money in influence peddling and paper shuffling. KPMG just announced a 16% jump in revenue to $2bn in the ...
Kidnapped: billionaires’ loophole swiftly abolished by Greens and Labor, finally

Kidnapped: billionaires’ loophole swiftly abolished by Greens and Labor, finally

Under cover of climate debate, the Greens and Labor swiftly killed off a longstanding loophole which let ...
Lamborghini Crisis: Australia crippled by critical shortage of Lamborghinis

Lamborghini Crisis: Australia crippled by critical shortage of Lamborghinis

Business is calling for urgent government intervention to address crippling shortages of Lamborghinis on the East ...
The Reverse Bradbury: your electricity bill and the ACCC’s gas report

The Reverse Bradbury: your electricity bill and the ACCC’s gas report

Famously, Australian ice skater Stephen Bradbury won the speed skating gold medal at the Salt Lake City Winter ...
Capital v labour: where is the poll on neo-liberalism?

Capital v labour: where is the poll on neo-liberalism?

In Fleet Street they used to call it the Reverse Ferret, to say one thing one day, then take entirely the opposite ...
Is Australia’s top performing fund smoke and mirrors? Hostplus, Canva and the year of super losses

Is Australia’s top performing fund smoke and mirrors? Hostplus, Canva and the year of super losses

Australians are getting a rude shock as they open their superannuation statements. For most, it was a rare year of ...
Albanese returns from his honeymoon, bumps into Adam Bandt

Albanese returns from his honeymoon, bumps into Adam Bandt

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's political honeymoon is drawing to an end this week as Parliament resumes and ...
Robbing Australia: profits soar for gas giants, royalties and tax languish

Robbing Australia: profits soar for gas giants, royalties and tax languish

Foreign gas giants Shell, Chevron, Exxon are enjoying an explosion in revenue while paying virtually no income tax ...
Thanks Alan! Qantas outsourcing debacle leaves taxpayers propping up Chinese baggage handling giant

Thanks Alan! Qantas outsourcing debacle leaves taxpayers propping up Chinese baggage handling giant

Alan Joyce's disastrous cost-cutting binge is not only losing one in ten customer bags but it has also cost ...
Murdoch’s Nuclear Option

Murdoch’s Nuclear Option

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5lVN03U6P0 Murdoch's nuclear spin is one big grift and distraction for fossil ...
Albo sends howitzers to Ukraine but still no sighting of ScoMo’s Aussie coal ship

Albo sends howitzers to Ukraine but still no sighting of ScoMo’s Aussie coal ship

Is Albo auditioning for membership of NATO? His Labor government may be more competent than the Coalition but ...
Gas Lies: as super profits ramp up so too does the fossil fuel propaganda war

Gas Lies: as super profits ramp up so too does the fossil fuel propaganda war

As fossil fuel corporations reap fabulous profits at the expense of Australian gas and electricity customers, the ...

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