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).
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.
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.