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).
The NBN is potentially shaping up as a major election issue at the upcoming state elections. How will voters react when the Coalition's multi-technology competitive 'cherrypicking' approach fails to deliver?
The Coalition now has a narrow window to introduce laws that will force companies to report data breaches. Though, courage will be needed to implement these necessary reforms, as they are not in the immediate interest of the business community.
Are the Coalition's “open and independent” NBN reviews are anything other than a front for a change management process? It’s time to simply call it out for what it is: justification for the government’s NBN plan.