China-fuelled mining boom a double edged sword for Queensland.
CPD Sustainable Economy Research Director contributes to international perspective on Qld
Research Director Laura Eadie shared her insight with the South China Morning Post on the dangers to Queensland in relying so heavily on resource exports to China.
In addition, Laura noted the deterioration of Queensland’s non-mining industries- especially as China begins diversifying away from heavy industries.
“There is very little going to boost local employment near the mines,” Laura says. “If you are not going to have long-term jobs [in the local community] what happens when the boom is over?”