In this week's essential reading guide Kohler pinpoints an election irony, Gottliebsen foreshadows a housing bonanza, Bartholomeusz spots a Pilbara play and Koukoulas douses inflation fears.

It’s the economy, stupid
Alan Kohler
The great prize for the next government is a wave of prosperity on the back of a falling dollar and record-low interest rates. For Labor to lose after straddling one of the hardest periods in economic history would be terribly unlucky.

Greedy paws off your financial honeypot
Alan Kohler
Many advisers will be horrified as today's financial advice reforms kick in, after Labor withstood John Brogden's final volley in a ferocious industry campaign.



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