Future of Australian business - March 2016

CA Magazine
Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (Global)

"In Conversation: Growth In Australia"
A round-table discussion with 12 of Australia's most powerful financial figures.

Freelance writer: Chris Sheedy
1500 words

A fall in the fortunes of the mining industry plus an ever-changing political landscape may signal tough times ahead for Australian business. Chris Sheedy reports.

A succession of six political leaders over eight years – with Malcolm Turnbull’s dramatic return as prime minister just the latest shift in power – is always going to create challenges. Australia and its economy appear to have cruised through so far, but with demand for its mineral resources falling, trouble is brewing.

Where does “the lucky country” go from here? Does Australia’s current prime minister offer any greater hope than his recent predecessors? And what is the continuing fascination with Australia for the many ICAS members who move there on a three-month secondment, and end up staying for life? READ MORE