The Australian economy is based in large part on RESOURCES and frugal folks. Also, in my view the coming Olympics WILL bring the world's focus on a STELLAR ISLAND ECONOMY that WILL lead the pacific rim into the next millenium.
Seems to me that the attraction for tourists, economic opportunities of a WESTERN CULTURE SOCIETY in the EAST is VERY APPEALING now that Hong Kong is being swallowed by the Dragon as will Taiwan.
I have held an WILL HOLD FAX for pension and using DRIP to continue growth as I recommend to many friends and family memebers.
The "currency hedge" is PLUS BONUS I ENJOY.
Hell I remember when the Canadian DOlar was worth $ !.03 USA and the ENglish Pound was over $3.00 USA.