Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced business commentators. 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).
Five years ago, a near majority of the Liberal Party accepted the scientific consensus on climate change, but under Tony Abbott the party has taken a radically ideological path, isolating dissenters like Malcolm Turnbull.
It's impossible the so-called fiscal crisis was a post-election shock to Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey. Whether or not their new policies are in Australia’s interest, election campaigns have become destructive.
The Liberal Party is on a radical mission to re-define itself, for the first time in history, as a true party of small government, self-reliance and 'private virtue'… seemingly, no matter what the costs.