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Quarterly Essay: Andrew Charlton: Dragon’s Tail: The Lucky Country after the China Boom

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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.

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Sophie Black

Sophie Black is a writer, journalist and Crikey’s editor-in-chief. She has worked in senior management across cultural and media organisations, and has written for outlets such as The Guardian and The Monthly. As the Wheeler Centre’s head of publishing, she oversaw projects such as the Walk... Read more

Andrew Charlton

Andrew Charlton was senior economic adviser to the Prime Minister from 2008 to 2010. During that time, Andrew served as Australia’s senior official to the G20 summits and the Prime Minister’s representative to the Copenhagen Climate Conference. He previously worked for the London School of Econo... Read more

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