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).
In this week’s essential reading guide Kohler devises a quick fix to ballooning super charges, Gawenda charts capitalism’s new era, Bartholomeusz watches as NBN Co ups the ante and Burgess explains Hockey’s pensions debate.
Economist Ross Garnaut says the Australian dollar must fall 20-40 per cent from highs earlier this year, business expectations of Tony Abbott are unrealistic and interest rates should be lower in light of globally loose policy.
The NBN’s returns, as forecast in the leaked draft corporate plan, depend on it being a socialist-style monopoly wholesaler. Now Malcolm Turnbull has to purse his lips and find some way to deal with that.