I have discovered a great website today and I wanted to make a quick Public Service Announcement about michaelwest.com.au , a journalism website operated by the former Fairfax journo. If you have ever read AFR, I guarantee you’ve read his stuff. I ran into this piece about AirBnB not being able to provide info about their ACN and/or head entity in Australia. The Corporate Fuckery-O-Meter™ shot right off the charts.
Having a look through his site, he has written a fair few zingers about multinational tax avoidance and a variety of other issues. Actually, if anything the website is a bit depressing since it is generally all heavy topics. I will say here, he seems to have an agenda against big business and non-transparent agendas. He is not strictly objective, but then some of the shenanigans he describes really defy objectivity.
Either way it does seem to be high quality journalism, about issues I haven’t really seen in the mainstream media, and it is a pure pleasure to see such frank and sceptical writing from a journalist. Could be worth a look at least, and it’s free – no paywall.