Australia is the world's leading producer of iron ore, which means the plunge in prices for the commodity poses a serious threat to the national economy. Photo: Thinkstock

Economy battles commodities slump

Country's reliance on its mineral resources and Chinese spending leaves it vulnerable as exports decline. Reports by Tara Loader Wilkinson

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Australia is the world's leading producer of iron ore, which means the plunge in prices for the commodity poses a serious threat to the national economy. Photo: Thinkstock
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