Business Council of Australia … or Business Council of Foreign Multinationals?

by Michael West | Jul 6, 2023 | What's the scam?

A new report confirms that Big Business in Australia is totally dominated by foreign owners, particularly the fossil fuels export sector now whining, make that ‘always whining’, about modest tweaks to curb their profiteering. What’s the scam?

This journal has been saying it for years. The scam is that the media follows daily the agendas set by the business lobby – the likes of the Business Council of Australia, The Minerals Council of Australia and APPEA (Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association) – and the business lobby is foreign controlled.

Likewise, the bureaucracy and politicians are daily lobbied therefore by agents of foreign interference. Ergo, we get owned. Research from David Richardson and Clinton Fernandes:


Despite this, and despite the business lobby’s incessant carping about how government should be following their policy advice, oil and gas lobby APPEA does not even adhere to basic transparency and disclosure.

Gas lobby APPEA calls for transparency while its own financial reports vanish. What’s the scam?

Michael West established Michael West Media in 2016 to focus on journalism of high public interest, particularly the rising power of corporations over democracy. West was formerly a journalist and editor with Fairfax newspapers, a columnist for News Corp and even, once, a stockbroker.

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