Conference - The Resources Boom: Understanding National and Regional Implications

The Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES) hosted a one-day conference on Wednesday 23 February examining the impact of the current resources boom. The conference featured key policy makers and academics, focusing on the policy challenges it raises in the current economic context.

Australia is experiencing a resources boom, bigger than that of 1979-82. The world has changed since then: mining is now a global and highly capital-intensive industry with many resources sourced through migration and trade, and profits widely distributed. The Australian economy is also very different - manufacturing has declined, and the focus is heavily on services.

The conference had a strong focus on the boom's impact on different states and regions within Australia, including an examination of the impact on Melbourne's development and planning framework. Keynote speakers were:

Presentations were also given by:

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Read about the Melbourne Climate Policy Forum, a previous CSES conference held from October-December 2009

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