Other industries such as construction and services could pick up the slack - but it's a big hole to fill.
When you take cash out from the hole in the wall, a little is still falling back into machine operators’ pockets.
With a fall in the dollar expected, the US and Europe are the places to invest.
The Financial System Inquiry's interim report should make interesting reading for the 1 million people who have self-managed super funds.
A recent paper suggested renting a home is now cheaper than buying. But it's not that straightforward.
Very rapid growth in the oldest age groups has huge consequences for age pension, health, aged care and disability support outlays in future years.
The government has looked into the financial advice industry, but to what effect?
More than half-a-billion dollars is paid annually in ATM fees, five years after Reserve Bank reforms designed to reduce the fee amount paid.
Fund manager John Aldersley leads in the first of our four week $100,000 shares race.
DIY superannuation funds turbo-charged with borrowing to buy property are failing after two years because of high costs and low returns.