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Rookwood Weir business case should be re-worked – first one suggested it’s a poor project, though

Building a downsized 54,000 ML Rookwood Weir in Central Queensland, as the state government is now proposing following an estimated cost blowout, doesn’t appear sensible to me, as agricultural use of the water is critical to the project’s viability, and … Continue reading

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Trad right on thermal coal – Qld should prepare for possible future decline of industry

Queensland Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad is quoted in the Courier-Mail today on the future of thermal coal in Queensland: QUEENSLANDERS working in thermal-coal mines should start reskilling now to prepare for the decline of the industry, according to … Continue reading

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Largest unemployment rate increases over 2012-13 in metro Brisbane and Central Qld

I’ve mapped the changes in regional unemployment rates over 2012-13 (based on Queensland Treasury’s briefing on yesterday’s ABS data) in the maps below. The largest increases in the unemployment rate are in metropolitan Brisbane, related in part to public service … Continue reading

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Building industry recovery most evident in Brisbane and Central Qld (192% growth through the year)

After reading the Townsville Bulletin report Housing Industry is Rebuilding I found the Master Builders media release on the ABS’s regional building approvals data released earlier this week. The media release includes a useful summary of the data that has … Continue reading

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