Monthly Archives: June 2010

Queensland Rail sale panel discussion

On Wednesday 7 July, the University of Queensland (UQ) Economics School is hosting a panel discussion on the Queensland Rail (QR) sale, featuring heavy hitters Doug McTaggart and John Quiggin.  The brochure / registration form is here: Panel discussion registration … Continue reading

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Skills Commission

One of the best bits of news in last week’s Queensland State Budget was the establishment of the Skills Commission, which according to the Education Minister, Geoff Wilson, “will examine economy – wide, across all major industry sectors, what skills … Continue reading

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Ranking Australia’s cities

It’s only recently that greater Brisbane has had an integrated ticketing system (the Go Card) for its public transport.  Initiatives such as integrated ticketing (and the SEQ Regional Plan) reflect a growing appreciation, across Australia, that there needs to be … Continue reading

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Fiscal perversity (not here, but in the US)

Flicking through the Queensland Budget papers I was reminded that Australian State Governments aren’t fettered like their cousins in the US, with many US states forced by state constitutions to run balanced budgets.  In recessions, when tax revenues fall, balanced … Continue reading

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Introducing Queensland Economy Watch

Welcome to Queensland Economy Watch.  This site is dedicated to news & views on the Queensland economy.  This is timely for a number of reasons: the recent Queensland Budget which continues the effort to get Queensland’s AAA credit rating back, … Continue reading

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