Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced commentators and journalists. Alan is the founder of Eureka Report, Australia’s most successful investment newsletter, and Business Spectator, a 24-hour free business news and commentary website. He also hosts Inside Business, a half-hour Sunday programme on the ABC, is the finance presenter on the ABC News - and producer of the nightly graph (or two).
Given taxpayers' commitment to the national broadband network, calls for the Coalition to abandon it are misguided. Sticking to Turnbull's plan remains the most sensible and least costly option for all.
The Renewable Energy Target cuts the wholesale electricity cost, including for manufacturers that subsidise the scheme. But old-style generators, many of which invested post-RET, seem to have the government's ear.