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Townsville Port in political play with Treasurer Jackie Trad

Townsville Port hosts Qld Treasurer Jackie Trad announcing crane and cargo machinery acquisition for the port

Townsville Port involved in political hustle The political jostling over major infrastructure funding announcements between local, state and federal government could be adding to the tainted reputation of Queensland and corporate logistic interests on the back of the anti-Adani campaign by the Palzsuzcus government, and a rather bizarre press conference at

How is the Townsville North Queensland economy and employment performing?

Townsville North Queensland - How the economy is performing

Townsville North Queensland quarterly update The Townsville North Queensland economic outlook has seeds of growth and business confidence but official Queensland treasury employment data shows unemployment is still lingering over 10 percent, the Herron Todd White (HTW) Quarterly Economic Snapshot reported this month. The critical drivers of Townsville and North Queensland’s economy

Social impact investing designed in Turnbull national housing plan impacting North Queensland

Social impact Investing - Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison announces the new National Housing Finance Corporation

Federal housing policy governance and finance Social impact investing and the Turnbull government’s replacement for the failed National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) has been announced by the federal Assistant Treasurer in the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC), as planned in the federal budget. Although the Turnbull government scheme is defined

First home buyers get leg up from Turnbull Government

First Home Buyers

First home buyers super savings First Home buyers are set to receive a boost to their home saving options as the Turnbull government's plan for a First Homebuyer Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS) passed the parliament, and older Australian are allowed to contribute money from the sale of their family home into

Property industry in Queensland Labor state of taxation uncertainty

Property industry - Property industry concerned about uncertainty for the property sectors as Qld Labor announces new taxes without proper consultation.

Property industry uncertainty The Property Council of Australia has warned the property industry that the industry faces unwelcome uncertainty in Queensland on the back of the Labor party’s win at the State election. The peak industry body for the property sectors fears two big new taxes on land acquisitions and foreign investment

Townsville investment future threatened by leadership snub of federal cities performance scorecard

Townsville investment - Federal Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Cities, Mr Angus Taylor

Townsville investment future at risk Townsville City’s future economic growth and social wellbeing performance dashboard were launched this week by the Prime Minister’s department responsible for Smart Cities, bringing more transparency and accountability to Townsville investment future. The National Cities Performance Framework (NCPF) final report explains the critical scorecard of inputs, outputs

The Queensland government is paying more for its debt than the average mortgage holder

Curtis Pitt sitting in parliament library

The Queensland government is paying a higher interest rate than most Queenslanders are on their mortgages. To make matters worse, debt is becoming problematic in rural areas with incomes and asset values down, and debts, unemployment and underemployment up. Without improved state government debt arrangements, and policies to alleviate stressed industries

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