OUT THERE: The digitisation of data has made it easier for whistleblowers to share large amounts of information.

No longer whistling in the wind

Several recent high-profile cases of questionable corporate behaviour that have come to light here, and around the world, have a common element – whistleblowers.

IT has been a big year for whistleblowers across a range of business sectors, which begs the question whether we would be better served investing in these corporate truth-tellers than sinking hundreds of millions of dollars into yet another royal commission.

Admittedly, it’s hard to envisage a portal for whistleblowers without imagining the giant bureaucracy it would likely spawn, dedicated to weeding out the vexatious claims.


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Wesfarmers (WES)

Share Price

Closing price for the last 90 trading days
Source: Morningstar

BN30 Index

Index = 100 as of 4 Jan 2016
Source: Morningstar

Total Shareholder Return as at 29/09/17

1 year TSR5 year TSR
90thProgrammed Maintenance Services91%13%
140thMineral Resources53%22%
396thSeven West Media-4%-3%
499thAutomotive Holdings Group-18%7%
719 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar

Share Transactions

$12k Issued
$6k Issued
$2.0m Sold
Total value as at the date of the transaction
Source: Morningstar


2nd-Automotive Holdings Group$6,079.6m
3rd↑Programmed Maintenance Services$2,694.5m
4th-Seven West Media$1,679.0m
5th↑Mineral Resources$1,470.4m
232 listed industrial companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

Remuneration from Wesfarmers

3rdRichard Goyder$5.490m
5thJohn Durkan$5.288m
7thGuy Russo$4.038m
Ranked by total remuneration from all listed WA companies

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