Topic archives: michael west

Business lobbies get free rein, while govt delivers charities a legal body-slam

November 15, 2017 6

The government is crunching charities for foreign donations and tax breaks. Why, then, are the Minerals Council and other corporate lobby groups allowed tax breaks on their foreign funding?

Mail stealing stories (again) … Chris Kenny haz a sad … West v Aston …

Mail stealing stories (again) … Chris Kenny haz a sad … West v Aston …

June 19, 2017 6

The Daily Mail, proving that it has learnt nothing, is in trouble for plagiarising a freelance journalist's stories -- again.

Michael West v The Australian … Guardian goes tabloid … terrorist TV …

Michael West v The Australian … Guardian goes tabloid … terrorist TV …

June 13, 2017 2

Michael West went the full Godwin in his ongoing feud with The Australian over the Oz's hatred of GetUp.

Fairfax bosses line their pockets while staff get fleeced

May 8, 2017 5

And a new player enters the fray, writes business journalist Michael West.

The gas cartel price-gouging us into ‘energy poverty’

The gas cartel price-gouging us into ‘energy poverty’

July 15, 2016 11

We are being skewered; every consumer and every business which uses gas is being gouged. IEEFA.org analyst Bruce Robertson and business journalist Michael West report.

Lack of attribution (ahem ABC) undermines investigative journalism

July 12, 2016 5

The ABC interviewed George Rozvany and reported Michael West's tax avoidance story without attribution. Legal, yes, but was it underhanded?

Michael West rises from redundancy with new investigation

July 11, 2016 9

"Unhappily, Fairfax have somewhat made me a martyr for the crime of journalism," said West. But he's not giving it up.

Mal Maiden to leave Fairfax

May 24, 2016

Business Day has lost another big name in the latest redundancy round.

Michael West among Fairfax redundancies

Michael West among Fairfax redundancies

May 13, 2016 14

Hard-hitting business journo Michael West is among those saying goodbye to Fairfax.

Watchdog or Lapdog: why did financial journos fail to see the GFC coming?

Watchdog or Lapdog: why did financial journos fail to see the GFC coming?

January 6, 2015 9

Almost none of Australia's business journalists sounded notes of caution in early 2007. How did they get it so spectacularly wrong?