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).
Chairman Vickki McFadden was wise to tread carefully in her rejection of Programmed's proposed merger but the market's reaction suggests Skilled's smaller competitor may not return with the terms she's looking for.
By making it easier for self-managed super funds to invest in infrastructure projects, the government could both bolster its push for infrastructure-led growth and build community consensus for major projects.