Following our series on Tony Abbott's five pillars of the economy, today we look at a sector overlooked by the prime minister.
In our final piece on the five pillars of the economy, we look at services. It's the great economic hope - but opportunities in the burgeoning Asian market elude us.
There is a future for manufacturing in Australia - but we need to follow some international lessons to build a competitive knowledge-based economy.
The mining boom is over and the industry is employing fewer workers -- but the outlook for mining in Australia seems generally good.
Education is a central pillar of our economy. Not only does the education sector employ nearly 8% of Australian workers, it is our fourth largest export earner.
As the Coalition government prepares its second budget, how is the "five pillar" economy promised by Tony Abbott faring?