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.
Everything to play for: whistleblower’s home on the line as Lendlease makes merry with tax code

Everything to play for: whistleblower’s home on the line as Lendlease makes merry with tax code

Lendlease whistleblower Tony Watson is fighting the big property developer in court as the Tax Office ...
Alan Joyce’s $5000 “gift” really a $5,000 grift. What’s the scam Qantas?

Alan Joyce’s $5000 “gift” really a $5,000 grift. What’s the scam Qantas?

Lavish in their praise of their big advertiser, the media is extolling Qantas chief Alan Joyce for his "$5,000 ...
Ocean view property with carpark views? Exciting ASX float a tough sell, then there’s title

Ocean view property with carpark views? Exciting ASX float a tough sell, then there’s title

A Maserati-driving entrepreneur and his exciting new property play have reeled in Stockland and Mirvac, and a ...
Ransom Notes: pay us to keep our old power plants running or else, say fossil fuel majors

Ransom Notes: pay us to keep our old power plants running or else, say fossil fuel majors

Prepare to subsidise fossil fuel plants indefinitely. That is the message this morning as, in the wake of ...
Fed up AEMO finally stands up to fossil fuel bullies pulling electricity heist

Fed up AEMO finally stands up to fossil fuel bullies pulling electricity heist

Surely this is Australia's Enron. The electricity market has been shut down after years of fossil fuel thuggery ...
Gas Led Catastrophe, AEMO and the electricity market mayhem

Gas Led Catastrophe, AEMO and the electricity market mayhem

The electricity market has been suspended, blackouts loom, power prices soar - along with  corporate profits - and ...
The LoweDown: batten down the hatches for “decisive action” as recession, bear markets loom

The LoweDown: batten down the hatches for “decisive action” as recession, bear markets loom

Recession is likely. Share markets, bonds, property, crypto; it’s all falling, just as the cost of living is ...
Still Faxing: CITIC the gigantic tiny Chinese coal miner

Still Faxing: CITIC the gigantic tiny Chinese coal miner

CITIC the Chinese coal mining juggernaut churns out $8bn in revenue from its suite of Australian coal mines, gets ...
Qantas Smiles: shareholders and executives grin, customers and staff grit their teeth

Qantas Smiles: shareholders and executives grin, customers and staff grit their teeth

While Qantas services sank and 9,000 lost their jobs, chief executive Alan Joyce engineered the biggest transfer ...
Twitter, anonymity and PRGuy

Twitter, anonymity and PRGuy

After having the temerity to suggest that Twitter sensation and Labor supporter @PRGuy17 should have disclosed ...
Barilaro burns Google in Friendly Jordies case “victory”. What’s the Scam?

Barilaro burns Google in Friendly Jordies case “victory”. What’s the Scam?

John Barilaro has won $715,000 from Google, claiming "victory" that he was "vindicated" in the wake of a ...
Big Gas v The People: acute energy crisis puts Albo straight to the test

Big Gas v The People: acute energy crisis puts Albo straight to the test

New prime minister Anthony Albanese faces a heck of a challenge with Australia in the grip of an acute energy ...

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