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Qld’s lacklustre population and jobs growth have gone hand in hand over the current decade

Queensland’s population, now at around 4.9 million, increased 1.4% in the year to 30 September 2016, a growth rate slightly below the national growth rate of 1.5%, but significantly below Victoria’s stand-out growth rate of 2.1% (Chart 1 based on … Continue reading

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Greater labour mobility a better way to assist PNG than budgetary support

Last Thursday, ABC News reported that Papua New Guinea has asked for a re-direction of Australia’s foreign aid program towards direct contributions to PNG’s health and education budgets. PNG, a country already struggling with high population growth and public health … Continue reading

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NZ not only beating us in Rugby, but in economic and demographic games, too

A recent article at the Conversation is titled New Zealand is letting economics rule its environmental policies, which I suppose is meant to shock most Conversation readers. Reading the article it appears to me that NZ mostly appears to have … Continue reading

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Brexit impact depends on terms of divorce with EU

At the Tattersall’s race meeting at Eagle Farm today, I was fortunate to run into Morgans Chief Economist Michael Knox, and we had a good chat about, unsurprisingly, what everyone else is talking about, Brexit. Michael reminded me that he … Continue reading

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Qld has fallen to 5th place in rate of population growth among States & Territories

The end of the mining boom and broader economic sluggishness have no doubt contributed to Queensland falling to fifth place in terms of population growth among Australian States and Territories (see chart below based on ABS data released on Thursday). … Continue reading

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Paul Syvret’s Courier-Mail article on weak population growth spelling trouble for Qld economy

Thanks to Paul Syvret from the Courier-Mail for quoting me on migration and population trends in his opinion piece published in the paper today on Weak population growth could spell trouble for Queensland economy. For the record, here are some … 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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