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Credit cycle in downswing phase

There is a lot of disappointing economic data coming out for Australia lately. Today the ABS released its January 2019 Lending to households and businesses estimates which  confirmed the credit cycle is in the downswing phase (see chart above). This … Continue reading

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Sydney & Melbourne property prices defy rational explanation

At the Guardian, Gareth Hutchens criticises some market economists for their forecasts of a correction in house prices in 2016, while house prices in Sydney and Melbourne actually grew at double-digit rates. Market economists Saul Eslake and Stephen Koukoulas have … Continue reading

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Victoria still beating Queensland in interstate migration & population growth

Since late 2012, Queensland has been losing people to Victoria, a reversal of the historically positive net flow of people from Victoria to Queensland (see chart below based on the latest ABS population estimates published Thursday last week). While the … Continue reading

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Upcoming CIS Liberty & Society weekend in Melbourne

The Centre for Independent Studies sent a reminder note yesterday regarding its upcoming Liberty & Society weekend conference in Melbourne on October 14-16. This is a great opportunity for university students and recent graduates to have fun chatting about important … Continue reading

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NFPs recognise need to innovate as government funding is now much less reliable

Over the first part of this week I was in Melbourne and Sydney attending and presenting at the CPA Australia Not-For-Profit Conference, which will be also held in Brisbane next Wednesday and Thursday. If you are involved in an NFP … Continue reading

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Michael Willis on interstate migration – Qld may benefit from trickle-down of housing price booms in Sydney & Melbourne

Regular Queensland Economy Watch reader Michael Willis sent me his thoughts on the interstate migration issues I’ve been covering recently. His thoughts are posted below. Your recent posts, confirming that public sector job cuts contributed to the turning of the … Continue reading

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Victoria continues to lure Queenslanders

Yesterday I wrote about how net interstate migration to Queensland remains low, and today I’ve had a closer look at the new ABS data, breaking down Queensland’s net gain of 5,942 people over the 12 months to 30 September 2014 … Continue reading

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