Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced economists. Alan has been a trusted source of investment advice to Australians for many years, and in 2005 he founded Eureka Report - Australia’s #1 online investment report. Along with Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz, Alan also founded Business Spectator, the popular business news and commentary website. Alan is the regular finance presenter on the ABC News and producer of the popular nightly graph (or two).
The Queensland Motorways network provides the last piece of the puzzle for Transurban on the country’s eastern seaboard, while the stiff competition in the $7bn sale reflects the scarcity of good infrastructure assets.
Australia's dependence on imported goods comes at a substantial cost. Maintaining current levels of prosperity will require a shift from volatile booms to value-adding businesses before it is too late.
The IPCC has talked up biomass as a way to store masses of carbon, over eons, while supplying power. Indeed while it could offset 150% of car emissions in Australia by 2050, it should only be seen as a support, not substitute.