"The resources boom is over," says Australian Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson....

|By:, SA News Editor

"The resources boom is over," says Australian Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson. "We've done well ... the envy of the world. It has got tougher in the last 6-12 months." His comments come as BHP and other miners put the brakes on capital spending amidst high costs in Oz and slowing demand abroad (chiefly China).