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The resources boom: national and regional implications - public conference

The world has changed since Australia last experienced a resources boom from 1979-82. Mining is now a capital-intensive global industry whose profits are widely distributed. The Australian economy has also changed with the decline in manufacturing and a focus on services.

As a result, the likelihood of a two-speed economy may be diminished. But who benefits? What are the implications of a resources tax? What are the impacts on other sectors of the economy, on inflation, and on monetary policy?

Hear from leading economists including Governor of the Reserve Bank Glenn Stevens, Treasury's Dr David Gruen, and academics Professor Bob Gregory and Professor Peter Sheehan from Victoria University, Professor John Freebairn from the University of Melbourne, and Professor John Phillimore from Curtin University.

When: Wednesday 23 February 2011, 8.15am-5.30pm

Where: Level 11, City Flinders Campus, 300 Flinders St, Melbourne (opposite Flinders St Station, Mel: 1A, K9)

An audio splitter box will be available for media.

Full conference program and speakers list.

Media inquiries: Jim Buckell, External Communications Manager,
Marketing and Communications Department, Victoria University
Ph: (03) 9919 4243; mobile: 0400 465 459; email:
jim.buckell@vu.edu.au

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