Tag Archives: hospitality

Daylight saving in Qld would be welcomed by hospitality sector

Tomorrow, daylight saving commences in southern states, and Queensland businesses will again experience the inconvenience of being out of sync with customers, clients, suppliers, and partners in southern states. In his latest QEAS blog post, my colleague Nick Behrens has … Continue reading

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Surge in Qld youth employment over 2017

You have probably seen the media coverage of the strong jobs growth over 2017 for Australia. Queensland played a large part in this, with the highest employment growth rate among states and territories (4.6 percent through-the-year) and an increase in … Continue reading

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Qld employment growth is great news, but it is still not strong from historical perspective

Wisely, Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt did not get too excited over yesterday’s employment numbers, which were surprisingly strong at a national level, with the Treasurer noting, regarding the State unemployment rate, “While it’s welcome news that the seasonally adjusted unemployment … Continue reading

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Cafe culture & tourism helping Qld endure end of mining boom

May 2015 employment-by-industry data published by the ABS yesterday confirm some points I’ve been making for the last couple of months (see chart above), particularly that Queensland is enduring the shock from the end of the mining boom relatively well, … Continue reading

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Penalty rates reform a priority given youth unemployment rate

The Easter long weekend has once again highlighted the adverse impact penalty rates are having on the hospitality sector, with the Courier-Mail reporting restaurants close over Easter as penalty rates see wages skyrocket. I’ve commented before on how penalty rates make it … Continue reading

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Hospitality suffering under IR regime

On my way back from the Boondall ice skating rink this morning I stopped in at my favourite north side cafe, Dandelion & Driftwood, and while walking back to my car I noticed this sign on the neighbouring restaurant:  The … Continue reading

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Deputy Premier the most hospitable Minister

It’s well known that Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney is a major force in the current Queensland Government, and he’s obviously taking on a big share of stakeholder management, based on Ministerial hospitality costs data released today (see chart below). The … Continue reading

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