New South Wales Leads Population Stakes

New South Wales Leads Population Stakes

12 July 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Census Data Takes A Different Look At New South Wales v Queensland Rivalry Victor P Taffa With Queensland and New South Wales home to 52.1 % of Australia’s total population according to the 2016 Census of Population and Housing (Census), it’s no surprise the State of Origin always draws huge interest. […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business

Queensland Merchandise Exports Up 32.2% In 12 Months To May 2017

Queensland Merchandise Exports Up 32.2% In 12 Months To May 2017

10 July 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt Queensland’s Exports Hit New Highs Despite TC Debbie Impacts Victor P Taffa Queensland’s exports defied the damage of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie to reach a new 12-month high. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the value of Queensland merchandise exports surged 32.2% or an increase $15.5 Billion in the […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business


Dwelling Approvals Down 1.9 % For May 2017

Dwelling Approvals Down 1.9 % For May 2017

04 July 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Dwelling Approvals Fall 1.9 % In May 2017 Victor P Taffa Number of dwellings approved fell 1.9 % in May 2017, in trend terms, and has fallen for 3 months, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. “Dwelling approvals continue to weaken in trend terms, falling […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business

Retail Turnover Up 0.6 % For May 2017

Retail Turnover Up 0.6 % For May 2017

04 July 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Retail Turnover Rises 0.6 % In May 2017 Victor P Taffa Australian retail turnover rose 0.6 % in May 2017, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures. This follows a rise of 1.0 % in April 2017. Seasonally adjusted terms, there were rises in […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business


Raft Of Small Business Changes Takes Effect From 1 July 2017

Raft Of Small Business Changes Takes Effect From 1 July 2017

01 July 2017

New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro Small Business Changes From 1 July Victor P Taffa New South Wales (NSW) small business will benefit from a range of legislative changes that will come into effect today, Saturday 1 July. Deputy Premier and Minister for Small Business John Barilaro said the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business

Double The Number Of People Moves To Queensland

Double The Number Of People Moves To Queensland

28 June 2017

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt Queensland’s Net Interstate Migration Doubles In 2 Years Victor P Taffa Queensland’s interstate net migration has doubled in the past 2 years with more people continuing to find the State an attractive destination to live, work and raise their families. Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Curtis Pitt said figures […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business


2017-18 State Budget Provides For New Payroll Tax Rates

2017-18 State Budget Provides For New Payroll Tax Rates

21 June 2017

South Australia Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis New Payroll Tax Rate For Small Business Victor P Taffa 2017-18 State Budget will include a new permanent payroll tax rate of 2.5 % in South Australia for small businesses with payrolls between $600,000 and $1 Million. 2017-18 State Budget will also extend payroll tax discounts to businesses with payrolls […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business

South Australia’s Unemployment Rate Down 0.4% May 2017

South Australia’s Unemployment Rate Down 0.4% May 2017

16 June 2017

South Australia Minister for Employment Kyam Maher South Australia’s Unemployment Rate At 6.9% Victor P Taffa South Australia’s headline unemployment rate was down 0.4% to 6.9 % in May, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force data. Results show the state’s trend unemployment rate increased 0.1% to 7.1%, while over the past […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business


Tasmania Unemployment Rate Now Lowest In 6 Years

Tasmania Unemployment Rate Now Lowest In 6 Years

15 June 2017

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein Jobs Figure Soars To Record High Under Hodgman Government Victor P Taffa Treasurer Peter Gutwein said there is now more Tasmanians in work than at any other time in the State’s history. “Hodgman Government’s number one priority is jobs and today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) employment figures show that we […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business

Queensland Total Land Covers Approximately 173.0 Million Hectares

Queensland Total Land Covers Approximately 173.0 Million Hectares

15 June 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Residential Land In Queensland Valued At $518.7 Billion Victor P Taffa ABS has for the first time released new information showing changes in land values, use and cover for the entire state of Queensland. It showed that total land in Queensland covered approximately 173.0 Million ha and had a total unimproved […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business


Full-Time Employment Up For 8th Straight Month In May 2017

Full-Time Employment Up For 8th Straight Month In May 2017

15 June 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Trend Full-Time Employment Growth Continues Victor P Taffa Monthly trend full-time employment increased for the 8th straight month in May 2017, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. Full-time employment grew by a further 19,300 persons, while part-time employment increased by 5,900 persons, underpinning an increase […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business

Growth Of Australian Economy For March Quarter 2017 Up 0.3 %

Growth Of Australian Economy For March Quarter 2017 Up 0.3 %

07 June 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics GDP Increase Moderates As Dwelling Investment And Exports Detract From Growth Victor P Taffa Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data shows the pace of growth of the Australian economy slowed in the March quarter to 0.3 % in seasonally adjusted chain volume terms. Through the year, GDP grew 1.7 %. Growth […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business


South Australia Economy 1.6% Ahead Of National Increase

South Australia Economy 1.6% Ahead Of National Increase

07 June 2017

South Australia Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis South Australia Economy Outperforms Other States In Latest State Growth Figures Victor P Taffa South Australia’s State Final Demand (SFD), which is a measure of growth in spending in the economy, has grown by significantly more than the national average in the March quarter and over the past year, on […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business

Stamp Duty Relief Expected To Assist 24,000 First Homebuyers

Stamp Duty Relief Expected To Assist 24,000 First Homebuyers

04 June 2017

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian 24,000 First Homebuyers A Year To Benefit From Stamp Duty Relief Victor P Taffa New South Wales (NSW) Government’s new stamp duty concessions are expected to support around 24,000 people trying to get a foot on the property ladder, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced. State Government this week announced […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business


Retail Turnover Up 1.0 % April 2017

Retail Turnover Up 1.0 % April 2017

01 June 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Retail Turnover Rises 1.0 % In April 2017 Victor P Taffa Australian retail turnover rose 1.0 % in April 2017, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures. This follows a fall of 0.2 % in March 2017. In seasonally adjusted terms, there were rises […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business

Retail Turnover Down 0.1 % March 2017

Retail Turnover Down 0.1 % March 2017

14 May 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Retail Turnover Falls 0.1 % In March Victor P Taffa Australian retail turnover fell 0.1 % in March 2017, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures. This follows a fall of 0.2 % in February 2017. In seasonally adjusted terms, there were falls in […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business


Northern Territory Statehood Provides Greater Opportunities For Financial Autonomy

Northern Territory Statehood Provides Greater Opportunities For Financial Autonomy

11 May 2017

Northern Territory Treasurer Nicole Manison $2 Billion GST Cut And The CLP Doesn’t Care Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Treasurer Nicole Manison has called on the Prime Minister and the Federal Treasurer to visit The Northern Territory as soon as possible to see first-hand how important it is to support the Territory. Treasurer Manison said […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business

Palaszczuk Govt Implements Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy 2016-20

Palaszczuk Govt Implements Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy 2016-20

09 May 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Minister for Small Business Leeanne Enoch Queensland Parliament To Host Small Business Week Reception Victor P Taffa Queensland small businesses are spoilt for choice this year, with more than 100 events, workshops, webinars and seminars on offer during Queensland Small Business Week, starting Monday. At a reception at Parliament on […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business


CPI Up 0.5 % March Quarter 2017

CPI Up 0.5 % March Quarter 2017

26 April 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Inflation Rises 0.5 % In The March Quarter 2017 Victor P Taffa Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.5 % in the March quarter 2017, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures. This follows a rise of 0.5 % in the December quarter 2016. Most significant price rises this […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business

Western Australia’s Indonesian Trade Office Celebrates 25 Years

Western Australia’s Indonesian Trade Office Celebrates 25 Years

23 April 2017

Western Australia Minister for Asian Engagement Bill Johnston 25-Year Milestone For Western Australia’s Indonesian Trade Office Victor P Taffa Western Australian Trade and Investment office in Indonesia celebrates 25th anniversary Trade office focused on opportunities in agriculture, tourism, education, oil and gas  Western Australia is celebrating a quarter of a century of trade ties with […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business


Improve Sydney Public Transport