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Dividing the Spoils

  • David Humphreys
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Abstract

‘The mining boom that got underway in the middle of the last decade has already made us the richest citizens in Australian history. The extra income amounts to about 15 per cent of our economy, or about $190 billion each year. It is as though we inherited the entire economy of New Zealand in one fell swoop – and if prices remain steady, we will keep inheriting it year in, year out. In fact, with iron ore exports set to double, and LNG exports on track to quadruple, we’ll probably inherit two New Zealands before long’.1

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