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Analysis: the budget and dole bludgers

If the mining boom is Australia's economic salvation, as we were told in last night's federal budget, why are WA and Queensland doing all the heavy lifting?

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perth
And what happens Tim once all the states have opened up mining and killed all manufacturing and China stops buying our precious resources ...... we are living in a fantasy land if we think the mining boom will last adinfinitum or once China develops cheaper iron ore mines in africa in next 10 years they will keep buying our iron ore and coal ..... We need to be a services nation - for all we are at the moment is a very large quarry - mining may be a natural part of our economy but true long term prosperity will only come for generations when we can sell services. technology and similar - and based on the budget just set - we are light years from that - so let's keep praying for the rivers of gold from china and hope they don't discover a substitute for coal or a similar technological breakthrough.....

perth WA
amen to that , finally someone is telling it like it is.

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