Australia to reap rich harvest as new bread basket of Asia
THEY say Australia is the lucky country, and when you arrive here there is a sense that the ball bounces kindly down under. The country is blessed with almost unlimited resources, it is well run, the climate is lovely and more than anything else, as we move through the 21st century, Australia is situated in the right neighbourhood.
For centuries, when the world revolved around Europe and later the USA, Australia was accurately described as "very far away" because, relative to the action, it was at the other end of the world.
However, this morning, as I watch commuters heading to work, right here in York Street in central Sydney I get the feeling that Australia is getting lucky again. Because of its proximity to China and India, Australia looks to be in the right place at the right time.