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The world’s greatest treasurer?

16 October 2011  •  Ron Manners AO

One of the joys of returning to Australia is the experience of observing the priorities that beset Australians, locked away in our corner …

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Mounting anger

10 July 2011  •  Ron Manners AO

Our feedback (via conversations, emails and Facebook) show the mounting anger from Australia’s ‘new generation’ at being left to ‘pick up the tab’ …

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Flaccid brains were on parade

10 September 2010  •  Ron Manners AO

Dr. Richard W. Rahn recently introduced the concept of Flaccid Brains with these comments: If government spending is growing faster than gross domestic product …

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An optimistic future of the mining industry

12 June 2010  •  Ron Manners AO

The full title of this article is "The RDT (Rudd Dud Tax) — An optimistic future and indisputable evidence that the royalty-based tax …

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The Future Fund

16 October 2006  •  Ron Manners AO

Is the so-called “Future Fund” a fraud or just another tax on Australia’s struggling taxpayers? Today’s announcement of the A$14.5 billion contribution of …

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In favour of globalisation

30 August 2001  •  Ron Manners AO

This was a speech given to the West Australian Mining Club in Perth on August 30, 2001. What is globalisation, anyway? It all gets down …

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27 November 1995  •  Ron Manners AO

I gave this speech in 1995 at an Australian Mineral Foundation conference dinner. Here, I set out to solve problems relating to economics, politics …

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Accountants: Australia needs you!

13 October 1994  •  Ron Manners AO

It’s ‘accrual’ world. Especially when you’re asked to address the Australian Society of CPA’s Resource Conference. This speech was delivered in October 1994 and the conference …

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Let’s create real jobs this time

22 January 1992  •  Ron Manners AO

Written while I was an AMEC councillor and Australia was experiencing "the recession we had to have", this article offers four suggestions on …

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Australia: How are we going, mate?

21 January 1988  •  Ron Manners AO

In 1988 I asked, “how are we going, mate?”. It was part of a speech made at the Howard Ruff International Investment Seminar …

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