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    1999-2000 in review: Australia's strong growth exceeds
    expectations - again 1

    Demographic influences on long-term economic growth in
    Australia 27

    GST and general insurance 49

    Policy reforms to strengthen the `New Economy' 59

Statistical appendix

    List of tables and charts 73

Glossary of acronyms 89

Articles in the Economic Roundup 91


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