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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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