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In this week’s essential reading guide Bartholomeusz asks whether scale should be front of mind for gold miners, Burgess explains Australia's import addiction, and Pickering puts Canberra's immigration planning under the microscope.

Will the pursuit of scale pan out for big gold miners?
Stephen Bartholomeusz
A steep and structural increase in the gold sector's cost base has raised debate about whether big miners like Barrick and Newmont should continue to push for scale or instead focus on shareholder returns.

The Big Australia illusion
Callam Pickering
Canberra's push for a 'Big Australia' has become a substitute for more sophisticated economic planning. But strong population growth is not in itself a recipe for prosperity.

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