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[] 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[] 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.


The Folly in Forecasting Job Numbers

Tuesday 2 April, 2019 | By: Dr Marcus Smith

At the rate in which factors such as globalisation, digitisation, the adoption of new technologies and changing demographic and social profiles are impacting the state economy, assessing labour market and future employment prospects in Queensland is no menial task. Read more.