Andrew Charlton was Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s senior economic adviser, and is the author of Ozonomics. In the latest Quarterly Essay, Andrew outlines Australia’s history as an economic opportunist, bereft of a long-term national strategy.
He questions whether current and future governments will consider the consequences of over-reliance on China and form a grand plan for our economic independence. Is Australia’s moment in the sun coming to an end?
In conversation with Private Media’s editor in chief, Sophie Black.
Sophie Black is Head of Publishing at the Wheeler Centre where she has worked on projects such as the new national writers scheme The Next Chapter, The Messenger podcast (Grand Trophy and two Gold Medals, New York Festivals Radio Awards 2017; UNAA Media Award for Best Radio Documentary; Walkley Award for Radio/Audio Feature; Australian Human Rights Commission Media Award) and the ABC Radio National program Talkfest.
Andrew Charlton was senior economic adviser to the Prime Minister from 2008 to 2010.
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