* By Grant Harris
Emerson is now trying to kick the productivity can and link our prosperity somehow to the China boom.
This may well be a narrative that they start to run as a way of protecting themselves from mismanagement - ie, blame it all on China.
Skill and infrastructure shortages - the latter is a state government issue dominated by Labor government ineptitude and what are the ALP's changes to IR laws going to do to assist the first?
And then he pushes the notion of a seamless national market - just wait until the states get hold of that one and start kicking it around for their own leverage.
* Grant Harris likes thinking about big picture issues and tries to connect dots where they haven't been connected before.