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Australia: End of the mining gloom?

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott, Laura Syrett
Published: Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The downturn of the global “commodities supercyle” and slowing raw material demand in China has been felt keenly in Australia’s resources sector. But while proponents of Australian mining admit the industry isn’t quite as mighty as it used to be, they say that there are still plenty of reasons to be positive Down Under, Siobhan Lismore-Scott, Editor and Laura Syrett, Prices Editor, discover.

For most of the last decade, mining countries around the world have regarded Australia with wide-eyed, if faintly grudging, admiration.

As a mineral-rich, politically stable Western democracy with a mature economy and skilled workforce on the doorstep of raw material-hungry Asian economies, Australia was ideally placed to net the rewards...

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