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2017-18 Federal Budget Wish List – guest post from Nick Behrens

I am delighted to publish this guest post on the upcoming federal budget from Nick Behrens, Director at Queensland Economic Advocacy Solutions. GT 2017-18 Federal Budget Wish List by Nick Behrens According to business groups the 2017-18 Federal Budget should … Continue reading

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Qld full-time employment still below level of five years ago, but hopefully is on the upswing

Queensland’s economic story over the last few years has been dominated by the end of the mining boom, which has had particularly adverse impacts in some Queensland regions, such as in the Fitzroy, Mackay and Townsville regions. The end of … Continue reading

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Palaszczuk will most likely beat Newman in jobs created over term of government

The Queensland Government looks likely to enter the next election campaign boasting a job creation record superior to the previous LNP Government’s. Let us put aside the debate over just how much credit governments deserve for job creation (but please … Continue reading

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Qld Audit Office gives scathing assessment of Government procurement

The Queensland Audit Office’s first report for the 2016-17 financial year is a scathing assessment of Government procurement practices, an assessment which should spur the State Treasury into action. After all, it is proverbial that, if you look after the … Continue reading

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Ragnarok in Brissywood

Next week, the Brisbane CBD road closures for the filming of scenes for Thor: Ragnarok will obviously, through the disruption to traffic and local businesses, add to the already large multi-million dollar cost to the Queensland community of hosting the … Continue reading

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Premier should definitely call early Qld election

The Queensland Parliament is currently unmanageable, and it is no wonder the Premier is considering a snap early election in response to the threat from the Katter MPs and Rob Pyne to block the State Budget, as reported in this … Continue reading

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Guest post from Joe Branigan on fixed four-year terms

I am delighted to publish this guest post on the fixed four-year terms referendum in Queensland from my old friend and former Treasury colleague Joe Branigan. These are Joe’s views and should not necessarily be attributed to me. GT The … Continue reading

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