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In this week's reading guide, Bartholomeusz analyses Woolworths' takeover bid for David Jones and Kohler explains why Tony Abbott doesn't need Clive Palmer's support.

How Woolworths snatched DJs from Myer’s grasp
Stephen Bartholomeusz
The South African Woolworths takeover bid for David Jones will see Myer cut off from its only obvious means of transformation in a low-growth environment. But there is a vulnerability to the bid that a rival may exploit.

The government doesn’t really need Clive Palmer
Alan Kohler
Whether the four Palmer United Party senators vote as a bloc after July or not, it would make sense for Tony Abbott to antagonise until they refuse to pass the carbon tax repeal.

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