Last week we had Reserve Bank Board member Dr John Edwards and the Lowy Institute's Mark Thirlwell speak on the state of the global economy and Australia's economic boom (a full video and podcast from the event is available here).

After the event we caught up with John to discuss the health of the Australian economy, global risks and Australia's economic relationship with China. John says there's a significant risk that Greece may exit the euro by the end of the year, that China may slow but will continue to grow, and that when the mining boom is over Australia will grow its service export market to China.