Paul Cleary is the author of Mine-Field: The Dark Side of Australia's Resource Rush.
He is a senior writer with the Australian and a researcher in public policy at the Australian National University. He has reported on economics and politics for a decade in the Canberra press gallery and served as an adviser to the government of East Timor on resource sector governance and negotiations.
His books include Shakedown: Australia’s Grab for Timor Oil, The Men Who Came Out of the Ground and Too Much Luck: The Mining Boom and Australia’s Future. He lives in Sydney.