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).
It may not have been front and centre in the Victorian election, but voters' concern for climate change and cleaning up our energy supply played an important role in seeing the Coalition voted out after just one term, and could also cost Labor its prize seat of Melbourne.
There are several thousand megawatts of shovel-ready renewable energy power projects in Victoria that should be under construction and creating jobs according to the existing letter of the law. 3 straightforward changes that cost consumers little could make them a reality.
It is extremely odd that the Napthine Victorian government was tossed out after just one term. Anger over the Abbott Government is heavily to blame. They need Turnbull's talent in Treasury to turn the tide of anger.