Treasurer Announces 8 Stimulus Package Projects At Flinders Island

Treasurer Announces 8 Stimulus Package Projects At Flinders Island

27 March 2017

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein Stimulus Package For Flinders Island Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is rolling out a $100 Million stimulus package across the North and North West of the State to boost the Northern Tasmanian economy and support local jobs. Today, the Hodgman Government unveiled the latest projects to be funded under the stimulus […]

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Brendan Worrall Appointed As Queensland Auditor-General

Brendan Worrall Appointed As Queensland Auditor-General

25 March 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk New Queensland Auditor-General Appointed Victor P Taffa Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced that Mr. Brendan Worrall has been appointed as the Queensland Auditor-General, following a national search and merit-based recruitment process. “This is a key role that requires strategic leadership, strong stakeholder capabilities and credentials in financial accountability, audit and risk.” […]

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Queensland Welcomes GST Increase

Queensland Welcomes GST Increase

25 March 2017

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt Rise In GST Share For Queensland Victor P Taffa Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Curtis Pitt, have welcomed an increase in Queensland’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) funding share This follows the release of the Commonwealth Grants Commission’s 2017 Update Report at a meeting of federal, state, and territory […]

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Chief Minister Visits Recipient Of Immediate Work Grants Package

Chief Minister Visits Recipient Of Immediate Work Grants Package

25 March 2017

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner $9 Million And More Jobs Generated By Government Package Victor P Taffa Almost $9 Million has been injected into the local economy through the Territory Government’s Immediate Work Grants, introduced last year to get money flowing quickly into the economy and to support local jobs. Chief Minister Michael Gunner […]

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Northern Territory Hit Hard By GST Cuts

Northern Territory Hit Hard By GST Cuts

25 March 2017

Northern Territory Treasurer Nicole Manison Territory Hit With $2 Billion GST Cut Victor P Taffa Northern Territory has been hit with $2 Billion revenue cut following the release of Goods and Services Tax (GST) updates at the Council on Federal Financial Relations (CFFR) in Canberra today. Treasurer Nicole Manison said it is difficult to overstate […]

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Australia’s Net Overseas Migration Up 9% September 2016

Australia’s Net Overseas Migration Up 9% September 2016

23 March 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Stronger Growth In Net Overseas Migration Victor P Taffa Australia is experiencing its fastest growth in Net Overseas Migration (NOM) in four years, according to the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). ABS Demography Director Beidar Cho said that in the year ending 30 September 2016, NOM […]

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Gunner Govt Releases Draft Economic Development Framework

Gunner Govt Releases Draft Economic Development Framework

22 March 2017

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner Our Economic Future: More Jobs and Better Lifestyle Victor P Taffa Gunner Territory Government today released its Draft Economic Development Framework in the lead-up to the final Darwin and Alice Springs Economic Summits, setting out actions that will help create more jobs and make the Territory a better place […]

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Tasmania Unemployment Rate Down To 5.8 % February 2017

Tasmania Unemployment Rate Down To 5.8 % February 2017

18 March 2017

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein Unemployment Rate Falls Again, Now Equal With National Average Victor P Taffa Tasmania’s unemployment rate has fallen again to 5.8 %, equal with the national average. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures released today show that we have delivered on our pre-election commitment to match the national unemployment rate, Treasurer Peter […]

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South Australia Unemployment Rate Up To 6.6% February 2017

South Australia Unemployment Rate Up To 6.6% February 2017

16 March 2017

South Australia Minister for Employment Kyam Maher South Australia’s Unemployment Rate At 6.6% Victor P Taffa South Australia’s headline unemployment rate was up 0.2 to 6.6 % in February, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force data. “South Australia has now experienced 18 consecutive months of employment growth, with a record 821,500 […]

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Unemployment Rate Steady At 5.8 % February 2017

Unemployment Rate Steady At 5.8 % February 2017

16 March 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Trend Unemployment Rate At 5.8 % Victor P Taffa Trend unemployment rate in Australia was 5.8 % in February 2017, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.  “Over the past year, we have continued to see a relatively steady trend unemployment rate between 5.7 % and […]

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Premier Opens Queensland Trade Office In Singapore

Premier Opens Queensland Trade Office In Singapore

11 March 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Trade Office Open For Business In Singapore Victor P Taffa Queensland businesses looking for new export opportunities or investment partners in South East Asia now have extra assistance, with the official launch of the state’s latest trade and investment office in Singapore by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. “Having a physical presence […]

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14 Native Australian Plants Blended Together For A Unique Gin

14 Native Australian Plants Blended Together For A Unique Gin

10 March 2017

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt London Calling For A Taste Of Queensland Gin Victor P Taffa A boutique distillery outside the tiny town of Walkamin, inland of Cairns, is taking the London bar scene by storm with a unique gin made from a blend of 14 native Australian plants. After exhibiting its two Botanic Australis Gins […]

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Queensland Retail Turnover 3.6 % Up Year To January 2017

Queensland Retail Turnover 3.6 % Up Year To January 2017

08 March 2017

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt $61.4 Billion Retail Spend By Queenslanders Victor P Taffa Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today shows growth in retail trade in Queensland ahead of both New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria as well as higher than the national average. Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Curtis […]

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Value Of Queensland Goods Exported Up 45% In 12 Months

Value Of Queensland Goods Exported Up 45% In 12 Months

05 March 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Exports Record $17 Billion Start To 2017 Victor P Taffa Queensland is on track to post another record trade result with a massive boost in export sales for the January 2017 quarter, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said. Speaking ahead of a trade mission to Singapore, India and a meeting of trade […]

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Andrews Govt To Abolish Stamp Duty For First Home Buyers Under $600,000

Andrews Govt To Abolish Stamp Duty For First Home Buyers Under $600,000

05 March 2017

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews Stamp Duty Abolished For First Home Buyers Under $600,000 Victor P Taffa Stamp duty will be abolished for first home buyers for purchases below $600,000, helping thousands of Victorians find their first home, as the Andrews Government tackles housing affordability. Those buying a home valued between $600,000 and $750,000 will also […]

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Tasmania Key Economic Indicators Performing Strongly In December Quarter 2016

Tasmania Key Economic Indicators Performing Strongly In December Quarter 2016

02 March 2017

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein ABS Data Shows Turnaround In Economic Growth Under Hodgman Government Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government has a long-term Plan to grow Tasmania’s economy and create jobs. Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today shows that our plan is working. State Final Demand, which is a key measure of […]

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Wages Rise 1.9% December Quarter 2016

Wages Rise 1.9% December Quarter 2016

01 March 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Wages Growth Remains At Record Low Victor P Taffa Seasonally adjusted Wage Price Index (WPI) rose 1.9 % through the year to the December quarter 2016, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This result equals the record low wages growth recorded in the September quarter 2016. […]

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Australian Economy Bounces Back In December Quarter 2016

Australian Economy Bounces Back In December Quarter 2016

01 March 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Economy Grows 1.1 % In December Quarter 2016 Victor P Taffa Australian economy recorded broad-based growth of 1.1 % in seasonally adjusted chain volume terms in the December quarter 2016. This was a rebound from the previous quarter’s decline of 0.5 %, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows. […]

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Current Account Deficit Down To $3.9 Billion December Quarter 2016

Current Account Deficit Down To $3.9 Billion December Quarter 2016

28 February 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Current Account Deficit Narrows To $3.9 Billion Victor P Taffa For the second quarter in succession, higher export commodity prices contributed to a narrowing of the current account deficit in the December quarter 2016, according to latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Seasonally adjusted current account deficit fell […]

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Tasmania Running Second On The Economic Premiership Table

Tasmania Running Second On The Economic Premiership Table

21 February 2017

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein Report Card Ranks Tasmania’s Finances Second Best In The Country Victor P Taffa A report card released today by the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) shows that under the Hodgman Government Tasmania’s finances are strong and ranked as the second best in the country, Treasurer Peter Gutwein said. “CIS Report Card […]

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