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.
Partnerships between enterprises and entrepreneurs offer significant benefits for both sides. Developing and sustaining these partnerships may be the key to ensuring Australia’s competitiveness in a global digital economy.
Innovation is not something that happens randomly or only through the incantations of a "Chief Magical Officer". There is a repeatable process for successful innovation which is something markets don't necessarily reward.