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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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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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RBA should leave fiscal policy advice to the Treasury

RBA Governor Glenn Stevens gave an odd speech in Brisbane yesterday, in which he more-or-less suggested the federal Government should try to offset the demand shock from the end of the mining boom with expanded infrastructure investment, and that now … Continue reading

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New Qld Government should allow plenty of time for thorough review of spending

I noticed that former Olympian Kieren Perkins has cast doubt on Queensland’s ability to host an Olympic Games and has pointed to the Queensland Government’s lack of a clear strategy to pay down debt (see today’s Courier-Mail). While the Queensland … Continue reading

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Liberty & Society weekend in Sydney for students and recent graduates

I wrote last week about the important contribution the Centre for Independent Studies has made to the Australian public policy debate (Don’t worry, Greg, the protectionists aren’t winning the real race), so I’m happy to recommend its Liberty & Society … Continue reading

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HIA appears worried RBA will move to rein in housing market

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) released an informative (though possibly naively optimistic) note yesterday titled A Portrait of Australian Home Prices, available at the HIA website, which is basically a message to the RBA that “There’s nothing to see here.” … Continue reading

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