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.
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.