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.
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 ...
Californian Fairytales: what Google, Facebook and Netflix told the Australian Tax Office

Californian Fairytales: what Google, Facebook and Netflix told the Australian Tax Office

It's been a golden era for Google Australia, Netflix Australia and Facebook Australia. Bunkered in pandemic ...

Address the mess Albo – fossil super profits and soaring energy bills – now may be your only time

The new Labor government of Anthony Albanese has a unique political opportunity, perhaps a one-off, to reform. The ...
Job done? Not by a long shot!

Job done? Not by a long shot!

Australians have voted for change; for action on climate and integrity in government, and a better deal for women. ...
Rupert Murdoch scams Google News Showcase, spurns government’s “media reforms”

Rupert Murdoch scams Google News Showcase, spurns government’s “media reforms”

Instead of making its content available on Google News Showcase, as other publishers do, News Corp's The ...
Let the crying games begin. Corporate media pundits wrong again

Let the crying games begin. Corporate media pundits wrong again

The Murdoch press suddenly discovered women, "An election win is a win. But ..." whimpered Nine's AFR. For ...
The corrupt Coalition gone, PM Anthony Albanese confronts the immense challenge of repairing Australia

The corrupt Coalition gone, PM Anthony Albanese confronts the immense challenge of repairing Australia

This is a great result. The tired and corrupt Coalition government has been turfed out despite the billions in ...
On Bullsh*t

On Bullsh*t

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=innTfYc4TnA Joining us today is David McBride and John Cadogan for a chat about ...
SMH and The Age surprise but AFR and Murdoch press call for the Coalition on Election Eve

SMH and The Age surprise but AFR and Murdoch press call for the Coalition on Election Eve

It's a newspaper tradition to editorialise for one party over the other on election eve and there are no surprises ...
The Big Fail – Scott’s report card

The Big Fail – Scott’s report card

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXSO-667TWE We are having a look at the Coalition's scorecard. What have they got ...
Scott’s pay went up, yours went down.

Scott’s pay went up, yours went down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-bsAzpvLnE The Reserve Bank of Australia will pay the big banks $10 billion a ...
The Inflation Wolf

The Inflation Wolf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLgPpzM837A Barring a campaign calamity, Anthony Albanese and the Labor Party ...

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