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Fact check: does a majority of Qld’s population live outside the South-East?

Today’s Courier-Mail editorial Parties neglect our regions at their peril contains an interesting factoid: …a majority of the population in this state lives outside the southeastern conurbation with a string of major provincial cities along a vast coastline… Is this correct? … Continue reading

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Bad day for developers in Queensland – risk to future investment and jobs

At a time when the Queensland economy is experiencing a huge negative shock from the downturn in the resources sector, and at a time when the health of our recovering building industry is very important, it is discouraging that some … Continue reading

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Qld has three of top five regional areas with most expensive residential lots

The Housing Industry Association released a very interesting note today on median lot prices in capital cities and regional Australia (i.e. non-Capital City Australia): Land price pressures signal policy failure. The data should prompt a number of Queensland Councils to review their … Continue reading

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Additional maps on average incomes in Qld

Average wage and salary incomes of residents of mining regions in Queensland rival those of residents in the Western suburbs of Brisbane, according to the ABS’s new small area income data (see maps below for the whole of Queensland and … Continue reading

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Which Qld regions are the most productive per capita?

Based on Queensland Treasury figures published earlier this year (Experimental Estimates of Gross Regional Product), the North West and Mackay regions of Queensland have the highest levels of gross regional product (GRP) per capita, largely due to mining in each … Continue reading

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SEQ’s extensive but costly public transport system requires thorough review

I’m pleased the State Government is reviewing public transport fares, as reported earlier today in Quest Newspapers: The State Government has made a commitment to address public transport fares in order to establish a new fare structure for southeast Queensland. … Continue reading

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Where do Queensland’s super rich live?

Queensland’s super rich are most prevalent in the Ascot-Hamilton and Kenmore-Brookfield areas in Brisbane and up and down the Gold Coast, if registration data by postcode for super luxury cars – Rolls Royce, Bentley, Ferrari and Lamborghini – are a … Continue reading

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