Hi all newbie here, i am near the end of "The intelligent investor" by Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffet calls it 'The best book on investing ever written' and am near the end of a macro economics textbook and just finished a financial institutions, markets and instruments textbook. I have ~5k to invest i am not looking to swing/day trade/CFD/forex (other than maybe 2% of that 5k just for fun and to dabble) i am looking to INVEST (Graham makes a distinction between INVESTING and SPECULATING in his book as he says 'If you cant stand the thought of holding a share for 10 years then dont bother holding it for 10 minutes, most people (including myself before reading his book) think they are investing but they are speculating)). I will put 50% in government bonds and 50% in Berkshire Hathaway (Buffetts portfolio of companies, can read his letters to investors/financial statements on their website, free insight from the greatest investor alive). So my mindset is i am never selling i am investing for my kids.
So on commsec it looks like you can open an international account to get access to NYSE (for Berkshire) but not sure about government bonds on ASX? Im in Australia how do i go about buying government bonds here?