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Dutch Disease driving Aussie mining hub slump, political rout

While economists have criticised Australia's handling of its recent mining investment boom, it did avoid a blowout as happened in the past.


MINING booms often turn to busts. Most Australians know this, except it seems, the outgoing administration of the nation's resource-rich west.

Western Australia's (WA) now former premier Colin Barnett bungled the bonanza - splurging windfall cash during the good times only...

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