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FACCI thriving in time of greater French-Australian economic cooperation

The recent awarding of the $50 billion submarine contract to French firm DCNS was greeted enthusiastically by members of the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FACCI), which is doing terrific things around town and running some excellent events. For … Continue reading

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Qld Renewable Energy Taskforce asked to achieve impossible 50% target

Queensland’s Energy Minister Mark Bailey yesterday announced in a media release that “A formidable team of business, energy, and environmental experts will lead the public inquiry into establishing Queensland’s 50% renewable energy target by 2030.” Being led by a former … Continue reading

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Carbon tax repeal good news for Qld economy

I’m very pleased the Senate will allow the repeal of the carbon tax (Carbon tax to be abolished on third attempt), given that: Queensland would have been disproportionately affected due to our heavy reliance on coal-fired power generation; and it never made … Continue reading

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OECD forecasts Australian unemployment rate to remain relatively low

The OECD has released its Employment Outlook 2013, which contains a forecast of a stable, relatively low unemployment rate for Australia at 5.5 per cent and a grim forecast of persistent, high unemployment in the Euro area of over 12 … Continue reading

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