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Blog posts January 2018

Queensland Productivity on the rise: implications for the Sunshine State

January 30, 2018

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics' measure of productivity growth reveals the sixth straight year in a row of productivity improvement in Australia (growing 0.6%) and the news is also good for Queensland.  Our State's productivity growth in the last two years has bounced back followin…

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Has Queensland dropped the ball on the Review of GST Distribution?

January 24, 2018

Many readers will no doubt be aware that the Productivity Commission is currently undertaking an inquiry into Australia's system of horizontal fiscal equalisation (HFE), which underpins the distribution of GST revenue, and an issue of hot contention among State and Territories for almost two decade…

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Queensland apprentice numbers yet to rebound

January 17, 2018

Latest statistics from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) reveal that Queensland’s recent labour market improvement is yet to translate into a lift in apprentice and trainee numbers.

The official data shows just 57,100 apprentices and trainees in training in 2017 a n…

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The Bright Future of Queensland Manufacturing

January 3, 2018

Generally people have mixed views on the future of manufacturing in Australia as a source of jobs, exports, investment and growth.

The backdrop is Queensland manufacturing was once the largest and most important industry sector for the Sunshine State.  It has now slipped to fourth in respect to …

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