Topic: aust govt
We rang Access Economics to seek clarification of a quote in this story as circled:
That quote again reads:
"We've made this mistake once. We have failed to surf the biggest potential burst in national prosperity that Australia has ever seen," Mr Richardson told the minerals council.
Come again? Made the mistake once before in the post war period, or the sixties and 70ies?
Richardson through an assistant advises SAM news blog that "this was a reference to the period 2002 onwards". In other words as we interpret him the Howard Government regime "failed to surf the biggest potential burst in national prosperity" but you could probably include the state governments in his collective "we've" and maybe some industry leaders in there too? Unions? Given he's so diplomatic we might as well include the whole citizenry. But the buck does stop with the PM in our system.