I remember it was once common in Australian TV shows to have characters move to Queensland when the actors wanted to leave the series or a character was no longer popular. The TV shows had obviously noticed the popularity of Queensland to people in southern states. Back in the eighties and nineties, Queensland was attracting many more interstate migrants than it is currently (see chart below).
As I’ve discussed before (When will interstate migration to Qld recover?), Queensland has had low levels of interstate migration in recent years, due no doubt in part to our relatively lacklustre economic performance. Victoria and WA have just overtaken Queensland in net interstate migration, based on new demographic data released by the ABS today. In the 12 months to September 2013, net interstate migration was around 6,700 in Queensland, 6,800 in WA and 6,900 in Victoria. The Courier-Mail has a nice summary of the data, with some interesting observations by Bernard Salt: