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.
The Energy Policy Institute says the politicisation of environmental issues in Australia has come at the expense of an adequate energy policy. A taskforce – not another government inquiry – is the only solution.
A federal study into eastern Australia's gas market flags a risk that domestic gas prices may overshoot export parity levels. It delivers a clear message to the manufacturing sector: forget about a national gas reservation policy.
It's been two years since Julia Gillard promised to tackle rising energy costs for households. Yet cost-saving initiatives like smart meters and time-of-use tariffs are a long way off the political agenda.