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Tourism operators need Qld Gov’t to continue reopening and not to panic as COVID comes in

There is a lot of excitement about the reopening of Queensland, which can’t come quickly enough, but at least it is actually happening, so long as the Queensland Government holds its nerve and doesn’t reimpose restrictions once COVID cases start … Continue reading

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Disproportionate numbers of Newstart/Youth Allowance recipients in Far North Qld, Wide Bay-Burnett & Logan

Pete Faulkner’s post Job Seeker data shows little change for Cairns alerted me to the latest data on recipients of Newstart and Youth Allowance (for young job seekers) from the Commonwealth Department of Social Services. These data highlight the ongoing … Continue reading

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Growing Chinese visitor numbers great news for Qld tourism

Mission Beach blogger Pete Faulkner has been closely following Chinese visitor numbers, given that many tourism operators, especially in the Far North, are hopeful that Chinese tourism will revive their industry. Regarding yesterday’s new overseas arrivals and departures data from … Continue reading

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Qld Treasury Corporation sees improving economic outlook

The latest Weekly Market and Economics Review for 8 October from Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) nicely summarises recent data showing an improving economic outlook across Australia: Last week’s dataflow was generally better than expected and consistent with the recent more … Continue reading

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How much cheaper is it to fly from Cairns to Brisbane today than in the mid-Thirties?

While in Cairns yesterday for a meeting, I found a little bit of time to pop into the Cairns Museum, in the grand old School of Arts Building in the centre of town, where I found this very interesting poster … Continue reading

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Qld Treasury GRP figures show Far North really struggled post-financial crisis

Queensland Treasury released its latest gross regional product (GRP) estimates yesterday, and they confirm that Far North Queensland really struggled in the post-financial crisis period, with the Far North’s GRP (in real terms) actually marginally contracting between 2006-07 and 2010-11 (see … Continue reading

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Compelling evidence of robust recovery in Far North Qld

Cairns and the broader Far North Queensland (FNQ) economy appeared to be in a lot of trouble in the immediate post-financial crisis period, as a result of a large decline in tourism and an over-supply of housing and commercial property … Continue reading

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Positive outlook for Far North tourism with direct flights from China about to commence

Pete Faulkner at Conus Economics Blog has a nice summary of today’s new ABS overseas arrivals and departures data and their implications for Far North Queensland (FNQ), noting: …Importantly for the FNQ tourism industry, the influx of Chinese visitors showed … Continue reading

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