Monthly Archives: November 2017

Infeasible for Qld Greens to pay for extravagant promises by only taxing property developers & big corporations

The Brisbane Times is reporting Queensland Greens, swelled by the newly enrolled, plan on ‘doing a Northcote’, and it appears that the Palaszczuk Government’s star performer, Deputy Premier Jackie Trad, remains at risk of losing her seat of South Brisbane … Continue reading

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In the 56th Parliament the main fiscal battle line will be between SEQ and Regional Qld – Joe Branigan guest post

I am delighted to publish another guest post from Joe Branigan on the upcoming Queensland election. Views expressed are Joe’s, and are not necessarily shared by me. GT In the 56th Parliament the main fiscal battle line will be between … Continue reading

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Frustrated Qld industry peak bodies (e.g. AgForce, QRC) want greater consultation post-election

Last Sunday, five prominent Queensland industry peak bodies—AgForce, the Property Council, QRC, QTIC and Timber Queensland—issued a joint election platform Driving Queensland’s Economic Growth. It was extraordinary that such a diverse collection of peak bodies were motivated enough and could … Continue reading

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Qld’s real gross state income surged in 2016-17 as coal prices recovered strongly

According to ABS State Accounts data released today, Queensland’s real gross state income surged 7.5% in 2016-17, the highest growth rate among States and Territories, owing to the strong recovery in coal prices during that financial year (see chart below).* … Continue reading

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Interview with Steve Austin on Qld election issues incl. LNP’s fiscal principles & Greens’ promises

Yesterday, on Steve Austin’s 612 ABC Brisbane Mornings radio show, I had another enjoyable chat with Steve and some of his listeners regarding a range of state election issues. These included John Quiggin’s critique of the LNP’s fiscal principles, the … Continue reading

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Pets, Airbnb and Management Rights: Strata policy challenges for the incoming Queensland Government

I am grateful for another guest post, this time from Dr Stephen Thornton of BG Economics. Views expressed are Stephen’s, and should not necessarily be attributed to me. GT Pets, Airbnb and Management Rights: Strata policy challenges for the incoming … Continue reading

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Qld Greens policies would increase State Gov’t spending by $8-9BN p.a.

Queensland’s Deputy Premier Jackie Trad is under threat of losing her seat of South Brisbane to the Greens candidate Amy MacMahon, who is benefiting politically from a range of utopian policies disconnected from economic reality (see Friday’s Courier-Mail on the … Continue reading

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