As the Secretary of the Queensland Branch of the Economic Society of Australia, I am very pleased that Greg Uptin, a senior Queensland Treasury official, will once again brief us on the Treasury’s economic forecasts underpinning the 2016-17 State Budget. The briefing will occur lunchtime this upcoming Tuesday (21 June) at Morgans, Level 29, Riverside Centre on Eagle St in Brisbane CBD. Greg is one of the most knowledgeable people on the Queensland economy around, and he always has very interesting charts to show. I am particularly interested in any insights Greg has into Queensland’s overseas trade numbers, which are being massively boosted by all the LNG we are increasingly shipping out of Curtis Island (see chart below). At the same, overseas imports are declining as we are obviously importing lower volumes of material inputs for construction and production processes in our previously booming resources sector.
I am very much looking forward to Greg’s briefing and I hope you can come along, too. Note there is a small charge for attendance to allow us to recover costs. You can register via the ESA Qld website: