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Government right to consider migration for aged care, child care and disability care jobs

One of the most interesting things I did while at the Treasury was to help develop the program for the first G20 meeting in Australia, which was a workshop on Demographic Challenges and Migration, held in Sydney in August 2005, … Continue reading

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Interstate migration to Qld remains low, probably reflecting sluggish labour market

I remember it was once common in Australian TV shows to have characters move to Queensland when the actors wanted to leave the series or a character was no longer popular. The TV shows had obviously noticed the popularity of Queensland … Continue reading

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Low level of vacancies suggests sluggish labour market to continue in short-term

There doesn’t appear to be any recovery in Queensland’s jobs market coming in the next few months with job vacancies remaining at relatively low levels (see the chart below based on today’s new ABS job vacancies data). Given the relatively … Continue reading

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Qld records respectable population growth in 2012 – still waiting for interstate migration rebound

In 2012, Queensland’s population grew 2.0% to 4.61 million people, a respectable growth rate but only slightly above the Australian population growth rate of 1.8% and much lower than WA’s growth rate of 3.5% (see Queensland Treasury’s nice briefing on … Continue reading

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Japanese tourism revival may be unlikely given demographic trends

I noticed a report in the Cairns Post this morning regarding an initiative aimed at reviving Japanese tourism to Far North Queensland: THE tourism industry is pinning its hopes on a new joint Australia and Japan tourism campaign to return … Continue reading

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