Month: July 2016

June quarter rental data

June quarter rental data from the RTA based on rental bonds lodged for the quarter was released on Friday. I have updated the comparative graphs of the two largest Cairns cohorts, 2br units and 3br houses, at Rental Data. Further insights into this excellent data will be added at that link over the coming millennium. Cairns renters…

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Sugar Marketing Wars MMXVI

The Productivity Commission has released a report critical of the changes last year to sugar marketing arrangements in Queensland. Reported at the AFR: Queensland sugar re-regulation costs outweigh benefits, says PC. The Queensland Parliament’s partial re-regulation of the state’s sugar industry has been slammed by the Productivity Commission, which says the move is likely to…

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PNG Economy

Cairns has always had particularly close contact and relationship with our neighbour to the north in PNG. The business relationships have been actively promoted by Cairns Chamber. Cairns has also been a favoured haven for less reputable funds from notoriously corrupt PNG governance. There has been further political instability recently in PNG with a confidence vote…

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