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).
Despite Tony Abbott's Gonski commitment, the highly emotive public-private school funding debate is still going strong. And some recent studies reinforce the fact that not all private schools are equal.
While his global compatriots look to the future Ian Chubb is stuck with the thankless task of trying to convince the government that studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics is a good idea.
Churning out more and more university graduates who can't think for themselves will do little to improve the economy. What we need is a return to the civil and critical thinking that universities used to teach.
In the digitally-powered economy, many industries will need global scale to underpin their survival. Australia’s paltry marks for innovation and export-oriented jobs should have policymakers very worried.