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The Griffith APEC Study Centre and the Economic Society of Australian (QLD) would like to invite you to:
The End of the Mining Boom: What’s Next?
Featuring:Mr Michael Knox, Morgans, Mr Gene Tunny, Adept Economics with chair, Professor Tony Makin, Griffith Business School
When:5 May, 2015 from 12:00
Where: Morgans Financial Limited at Riverside Centre (Level 29, 123 Eagle Street)
The mining sector experienced an unprecedented boom over the past decade driven by strong demand from our Asian trading partners, especially China. This greatly boosted mining investment and employment, mineral exports, national income, and state and federal government revenues. However key commodity prices, especially for coal and iron ore, have recently fallen far more sharply than expected (some fifty percent from post crisis highs), signalling the end of a commodity price super-cycle. This panel discussion will explore what the end of the mining boom means for Queensland’s economy.
Michael Knox is the Director of Strategy and Chief Economist at Morgans and was a former Australian Trade Commissioner serving in Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. He has served on many Queensland Government advisory committees including, the Queensland Food Industry Strategy Committee (Chairman), the Consultative Committee of the Ipswich Development Board, the Queensland Tourism Strategy Committee, the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Economic Development. In 2008, he joined the Board of The City of Brisbane Investment Corporation Pty Ltd. He was the President of the Economic Society of Australia (Qld) Inc from 2009 to 2013.
Gene Tunny is the Principal of Adept Economics and is a former Commonwealth Treasury manager with experience in macroeconomic, industry and budget policy advice and development. He is an accomplished speaker and regular economics commentator for ABC and commercial radio and television current affairs. Gene graduated from the University of Queensland in 1996 with first class honours in economics, and he was a University Medallist.
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