Ric Battellino


Mining booms and the Australian economy

Australia has experienced a sequence of mining booms since the European settlement of Australia. These have been a powerful force in shaping the Australian economy. This speech reviews the effect of these booms.

An update on household finances

The extraordinary developments in global financial markets over the past couple of months have, understandably, undermined households’ confidence in their finances. This has occurred around the world. Households have seen incredible volatility in financial prices. Daily movements in share prices of several percentage points have...