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).
David Thodey managed to lock in a huge NBN bounty with Labor, largely because Rudd wasn't across the numbers and Conroy was anxious to get a deal done. Telstra's CEO has big plans on how to spend that money.
The deal struck between NBN Co and Telstra in NSW and Queensland will allow the formerly excluded telco to play a key role in the NBN, with the potential to generate extra value for users and taxpayers.
Saddling telcos with the costs of cracking down on online piracy will not only fail to work but will see internet bills rise for Australians who are already being badly ripped off for consuming digital content.