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The resources “curse” exists - and to avoid it, Australia must proactively strengthen its public institutions. The resources “curse” exists - and to avoid it, Australia must proactively strengthen its public institutions. AAP

The ‘curse’ of the resources boom: could our wealth be our ultimate weakness?

If Australia wants to avoid the “resources curse” it needs to proactively strengthen its institutions. Left unchecked, our increased reliance on the resource sector to drive the economy could lead to a…
Australia’s economy is in rude health - yet people’s fears of imminent economic disaster are not groundless. Australia’s economy is in rude health - yet people’s fears of imminent economic disaster are not groundless. AAP

Grim faces as GDP booms: what is happening here?

A simple line graph of the share of mining investment in Australia’s GDP reveals the scale of what our economy is going through. It shows that mining investment is now twice as large relative to GDP as…
Can greater use of a sovereign wealth fund help share the revenue from the mining boom for future generations? Can greater use of a sovereign wealth fund help share the revenue from the mining boom for future generations? AAP

Future Funds or Future Eaters? The case against a Sovereign Wealth Fund for Australia

There has been growing debate as to whether Australia should make greater use of Australia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Future Fund, to manage fluctuations in the federal budget balance due to commodity…