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).
In this week’s essential reading guide Bartholomeusz asks whether scale should be front of mind for gold miners, Burgess explains Australia's import addiction, and Pickering puts Canberra's immigration planning under the microscope.
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.