Marshall Govt Approves Easter Monday Retail Trade For The Suburbs

Marshall Govt Approves Easter Monday Retail Trade For The Suburbs

18 March 2019

South Australia Treasurer Rob Lucas Easter Monday Retail Trade Approved For The Suburbs Victor P Taffa In a South Australian first, the Marshall Government has announced it will give all retailers in suburban Adelaide the opportunity to trade on Easter Monday. Treasurer Rob Lucas made the decision to grant the special exemption under the Shop […]

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Small Business Regulations To Be Reduced Following Release Of Report

Small Business Regulations To Be Reduced Following Release Of Report

16 March 2019

Queensland Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman Government Moves To Streamline Small Business Rules Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government is outlining its efforts to reduce red tape and costs for small businesses with the release of the Queensland Government Response and Action Plan to the 2017 Better Regulation Taskforce (BRT) Report. Minister for […]

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Lending To Households Down 2.4 % January 2019

Lending To Households Down 2.4 % January 2019

13 March 2019

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Lending To Households Falls 2.4 % Victor P Taffa Value of new lending commitments to households fell 2.4 % in January 2019, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures on new lending to households and businesses. Fall in lending to households in January follows a revised […]

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Banking Report Highlights South Australia’s Economy December 2018 Quarter

Banking Report Highlights South Australia’s Economy December 2018 Quarter

11 March 2019

South Australia Treasurer Rob Lucas South Australia Standout Economy From ANZ Stateometer Report Victor P Taffa Marshall Government has welcomed the latest ANZ Stateometer report which shows South Australia’s economy was the standout among all states and territories. South Australia experienced above trend growth and improving economic conditions in the December 2018 quarter. “It’s encouraging […]

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Retail Turnover Up 0.1 % January 2019

Retail Turnover Up 0.1 % January 2019

08 March 2019

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Retail Turnover Rises 0.1 % In January Victor P Taffa Australian retail turnover rose 0.1 % in January 2019, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures. This follows a fall of 0.4 % in December 2018. “There were mixed results across the industries with […]

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Economy Up 0.2 % December Quarter 2018

Economy Up 0.2 % December Quarter 2018

06 March 2019

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Economy Grew 0.2 % In December Quarter Victor P Taffa Australian economy grew 0.2 % in seasonally adjusted chain volume terms in the December quarter 2018, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. “Growth in the economy was subdued, reflecting soft household spending and a decline […]

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Victoria’s State Final Demand Up By 5.2 % Year To December 2018

Victoria’s State Final Demand Up By 5.2 % Year To December 2018

06 March 2019

Victoria Treasurer Tim Pallas Victoria’s Economy Continues To Deliver Victor P Taffa Victoria’s economy continues to set the pace, recording the highest rate of growth for state final demand in the nation over the year to December 2018. Australian Bureau of Statistics data today confirmed Victoria’s state final demand grew by 5.2 % over the […]

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Grants Commission Cuts $329 Million GST Funding In 2019-20 To South Australia

Grants Commission Cuts $329 Million GST Funding In 2019-20 To South Australia

05 March 2019

South Australia Treasurer Rob Lucas $329 Million GST Write-Down For Next Year Victor P Taffa Latest figures released by the independent Commonwealth Grants Commission (CGC) estimate a cut of $329 Million next year (2019-20) in total GST funding to South Australia. CGC has released its 2019 Relativity update which estimates that South Australia will get […]

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Current Account Deficit Down To $7.2 Billion December Quarter 2018

Current Account Deficit Down To $7.2 Billion December Quarter 2018

05 March 2019

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Current Account Deficit Decreases To $7.2 Billion Victor P Taffa Australia’s current account deficit in seasonally adjusted terms decreased $3,582 Million in the December quarter 2018 to $7,203 Million driven mainly by increased goods and services exports, according to latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Balance on goods […]

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Queensland Small Business Growth Up 2.7% Year To 30 June 2018

Queensland Small Business Growth Up 2.7% Year To 30 June 2018

01 March 2019

Queensland Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman Small Businesses Continue To Grow In Queensland Victor P Taffa Queensland’s small business sector is continuing to thrive after recording another year of growth according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data. Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman welcomed the 11,500 new […]

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Liberal Treasurer Yet To Change Labor’s Shop Trading Laws

Liberal Treasurer Yet To Change Labor’s Shop Trading Laws

22 February 2019

South Australia Treasurer Rob Lucas Supermarkets Given Notice To Reduce Floor Space With Shop Trading Laws Victor P Taffa Several supermarkets across South Australia have been given until May 20 to comply with the law and reduce their floor area to 400 m2 or less if they wish to continue to operate outside prescribed shop […]

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Queensland Unemployment Rate Down For January 2019

Queensland Unemployment Rate Down For January 2019

21 February 2019

Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad 3,500 New Jobs In Queensland Victor P Taffa More than 100 Queenslanders a day found work in January, with a total of 3,500 jobs created in Queensland last month, according to ABS Labour Force Data released today. Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad said the additional jobs took the total […]

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Unemployment Rate Steady At 5.1% For January 2019

Unemployment Rate Steady At 5.1% For January 2019

21 February 2019

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Trend Unemployment Rate Steady At 5.1% Victor P Taffa Australia’s trend unemployment rate remained steady in January 2019 at 5.1 %, from a revised December 2018 figure, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). “Unemployment rate has remained at 5.1 % for a second month, supported by strong participation in […]

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Wages Up 0.5% In December Quarter 2018

Wages Up 0.5% In December Quarter 2018

20 February 2019

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Wages Rise 0.5% In The December Quarter 2018 Victor P Taffa Seasonally adjusted Wage Price Index (WPI) rose 0.5 % in December quarter 2018 and 2.3 % through the year, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). “Seasonally adjusted, quarterly rise of 0.5 % continues an […]

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Shaun Drabsch Appointed As Chief Executive Officer Of DTBI

Shaun Drabsch Appointed As Chief Executive Officer Of DTBI

13 February 2019

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner New Chief Executive Appointed To Key Business Role Victor P Taffa Chief Minister Michael Gunner has today confirmed Mr. Shaun Drabsch as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation (DTBI), following a national recruitment process. “Our number one priority is to create jobs […]

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Lending To Households Down 4.4 % In December 2018

Lending To Households Down 4.4 % In December 2018

12 February 2019

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Lending To Households Falls 4.4 % In December Victor P Taffa Value of lending commitments to households fell 4.4 % in December 2018, seasonally adjusted, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Fall in lending to households in December follows a 2.4 % fall in November 2018. “Large falls in […]

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Retail Turnover Down 0.4 % In December 2018

Retail Turnover Down 0.4 % In December 2018

06 February 2019

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Retail Turnover Falls 0.4 % In December Victor P Taffa Australian retail turnover fell 0.4 % in December 2018, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures. This follows a 0.5 % rise in November 2018. “Household goods (-2.8 %) and Clothing and footwear (-2.4 […]

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AMP Capital Listened

AMP Capital Listened

04 February 2019

People Power Wins Over Big Capital AMP Victor P Taffa AMP Capital has listened to Editor Victor P Taffa and community outrage at plans to reduce the size of the Ice-Skating Rink at Macquarie Shopping Centre, North Ryde. Earlier this year AMP Capital announced that they had wanted to reduce the size of the Ice-Skating […]

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CPI Up 0.5 % During December Quarter 2018

CPI Up 0.5 % During December Quarter 2018

04 February 2019

Australian Bureau Of Statistics CPI Rose 0.5 % In The December Quarter 2018 Victor P Taffa Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.5 % in the December quarter 2018, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures. “Annual growth in the CPI remains below 2 % in the December quarter 2018, with annual growth […]

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Treasurer Welcomes Deloitte Access December 2018 Economic Report

Treasurer Welcomes Deloitte Access December 2018 Economic Report

03 February 2019

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein Times Are Good For Tasmania As Economic Reports Confirm Victor P Taffa Tasmania is now a much better place to live and work than ever before and today’s reports from Deloitte Access Economics and CommSec show that once again Tasmania’s economy is the envy of the nation, Treasurer Peter Gutwein said. […]

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