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Qld public service redundancies likely contributed to spike in migration to NSW & Victoria

Following the ABC radio and online news coverage I received yesterday on the interstate migration issue, a friend of mine pointed out that redundancies in recent years, notably in the Queensland public service (which I thought were necessary for efficiency … Continue reading

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Queenslanders leaving for professional jobs in Victoria

For over two years now, Queensland has been a net loser of people to Victoria, as the historically reliable net migration of people from Victoria to Queensland has reversed (first chart below). The conditions for mass migration out of Victoria … Continue reading

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Queenslanders moving to Victoria

A closer look at the new population data from the ABS shows just how attractive Victoria has become to interstate migrants, including interstate migrants from Queensland. While Queensland is still attracting interstate migrants, as I’ve discussed in earlier posts (Interstate … Continue reading

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Interstate migration to Qld remains low, probably reflecting sluggish labour market

I remember it was once common in Australian TV shows to have characters move to Queensland when the actors wanted to leave the series or a character was no longer popular. The TV shows had obviously noticed the popularity of Queensland … Continue reading

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Weekend reading – 15-16 March

The Productivity Commission’s monster of a report on Public Infrastructure, which (rightly) recommends congestion pricing on roads, is worth reading, particularly because of the excellent Chapter 14 in Volume 2 on Social and Economic Regulation. On the costs to business … Continue reading

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Did Qld’s sluggish economy force NZers and Brits back home?

The controversy over the ABS’s odd comments on female representation in leadership positions (Women don’t have what it takes to lead, finds ABS) led me to examine its latest Social Trends report, which contains this interesting set of facts on international … Continue reading

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