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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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G20 had only minor impact on Brisbane’s profile worldwide, suggests Google Trends

I was pretty skeptical about the long-term impacts of the G20 on tourism to Brisbane (e.g. see Link to ABC radio interview on G20 and Expo 88) and Google Trends suggests my skepticism was correct. While there was a small … Continue reading

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Link to ABC radio interview on G20 and Expo 88

I expanded on the points I made in my post from early this morning (G20-Expo comparison is weird) in an interview on 612 ABC Brisbane by Steve Austin later in the morning, which you can listen to at this link: … Continue reading

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G20-Expo comparison is weird – Expo was a positive economic shock, G20 is a negative one for Brisbane

The Science and Technology Minister’s comparison of G20 to Expo is weird (see the Brisbane Times report G20 will give Brisbane an Expo 88 boost – Minister). I won’t deny there might be some long-term benefits from connections made and … Continue reading

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