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Townsville Airport approved for $50M NAIF Loan

Townsville Airport

Townsville Airport investment welcomed Townsville Airport received welcome news. A $50 million loan application from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has been approved. The Minister for Northern Australia, Senator Matt Canavan announced the NAIF Boards decision to fund the airport redevelopment plans. The plans include doubling the terminal capacity, improved road

North Queensland woman battle over praise for Singapore military impact

North Queensland woman

North Queensland woman battle for regional status while property owners settle with Defence North Queensland woman, leading their respective regional councils in a political and economic battle, are ostensibly claiming the spoils from the Singapore Military Training Initiative in a desperate bid to stimulate their economies and win leadership status. North Queensland

Townsville water security falls on Hells Gates Dam

Townsville water security and Hells Gates Dam

Townsville Water Security Townsville water security aspirations have moved a little closer with the $2.2 million federally funded Hells Gates Dam feasibility study confirming the project’s viability, but the short term cost to Townsville’s economy could have negative impacts on the port city. The irrigated agriculture and power project is worth $5.35

Queensland Nickel resurgence exposes Government industrial investment bias

Queensland Nickel CEO Clive Palmer

Queensland Nickel exposing political corruption Queensland Nickel CEO, local Townsville resident and Queensland’s richest person, Mr Clive Palmer has laid the blame for Townsville’s poor economic performance squarely at the feet of the Labor Mayor Jenny Hill and the leadership of the Townsville City Council during a $15,000 community funding announcement

Stamp duty tax grab; REIQ scathing of Queensland government and calls for 100% abolition

Stamp duty tax in Queensland draws scathing back lash from REIQ

Stamp Duty Tax needs abolition The Real Estate Institute of Queensland is scathing of the Queensland Government’s cash grab from the property sector from its stamp duty tax increases, saying an extra $273 million in revenues has been collected and it has reduced the affordability of housing across Queensland. Australian Bureau of

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

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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