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The Sydney property boom and interstate migration to Qld

Regular QEW blog reader and occasional contributor Mike Willis asked some good questions in response to my post yesterday on Five million Queenslanders by EOFY 2017-18, which noted interstate migration to Queensland is trending up. “Gene, this data is reflected … Continue reading

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Brisbane unit values fell nearly 3% on average over 12 months to end of January

The huge supply increase in Brisbane apartments has resulted in a fall in unit values of 2.7% in the 12 months to 31 January, according to new CoreLogic estimates published yesterday (see Chart 1, based on data available in the … 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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Guest post: Why are NSW mining regions enduring the mining downturn better than Qld regions?

Today I am delighted to publish a guest post from my NSW-based friend and fellow economist Alistair Robson.  Why are NSW mining regions enduring the mining downturn better than Qld regions? by Dr Alistair Robson Despite the Sydney-centric focus on … 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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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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RBA to address ESA Qld seminar on recent labour market developments

As Australia has experienced below-trend economic growth recently, and the unemployment rate has crept up to around 6 per cent, reducing the bargaining power of employees, wages growth has fallen (chart above). This in turn has contributed to relatively low … Continue reading

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