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Australia reports surge in economic growth

Australia has reported a phenomenal surge in growth for the first quarter of the year.

The economy grew 1.3% in the three months to March, which pans out at an annual GDP rate of 4.3%.

The performance was largely down to mineral exports.

Australia has once again shown that it far out-paces other advanced economies, many of whom are still in recession.

Duncan Kennedy reports from Sydney.

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