CCIQ News

The Queensland Economy approaches a ‘Fork in the Road’

Thursday 28 November, 2019 | By: Dr Marcus Smith

The announcement of a fast-tracking of $4 billion of infrastructure projects across Queensland[https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/queensland-government/federal-mps-beg-qld-govt-to-spend-their-money/news-story/ac7d30a3da51fa77f4d5aaff57aecca3] is a welcome development given the state’s poor performance across employment, private investment and business confidence. Read more.

Queensland’s Job Creation: A Tale of Two States

Monday 14 October, 2019 | By: Dan Petrie and Dr Marcus Smith

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force figures[https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/6202.0Aug%202019?OpenDocument] show that the headline unemployment rate in Queensland has been rising on a trend basis throughout this year to the latest August print at 6.44% - the third highest in the nation behind South Australia and Tasmania. Read more.