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.
It seems the older you are the less likely you are to believe in global warming. Yet across all age groups belief in global warming is completely out of whack with surveys of scientific research and scientists. And what's this got to do with Richard Tol?
The IPCC lead author grabbing headlines for withdrawing his name from the IPCC summary report for being 'alarmist' has long been the economic brain behind Bjorn 'Do-Nothing' Lomborg. But what do his economist peers think of his work?
It's possible the ARENA board could do a 'CEFC', where its board simply ignore government's cuts to its budget because their funding is defined by legislation that can only be overturned by a majority in the Senate. How do the senate numbers stack-up and does the WA senate election matter?
In a highly unusual move ARENA's CEO has issued a letter to potential funding applicants which suggests the organisation's future is in serious doubt. And the response from the Minister to the letter is not reassuring. Is the RET next?
In trying to cover off on all possibilities, the latest report from the IPCC summarising impacts from climate change is likely to leave politicians and the media confused as to what's in store if we fail to act.
Clive Palmer illustrated in just few short minutes yesterday that he is hopelessly out of his depth once you get into a fraction of legislative detail. Meanwhile, Labor has said it will stick by the RET as currently legislated.
Shrinking cost differentials have made bigger systems more tempting for customers, meaning the fall away of feed-in tariffs is not translating to a system size retreat. In fact the average system is up almost a kilowatt on last year.