The creative economy could fuel Australia's next boom

Stuart Cunningham

The Conversation

Australia is richly blessed with an abundance of resources which, along with robust legal, business and political infrastructure, has allowed it to pull through tough times on several occasions.

As we face a slowing of the current boom in resources terms of trade, there is now much casting around for alternative sources of economic growth potential.

Among the options are alternative energy sources, contributing to the food security of south-east Asian countries, education, tourism and high value services exports such as financial products and architecture.

But what about looking to our creative economy to fuel our next big boom?

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