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Queensland unemployment down, but more jobs part-time, lower-paid - Courier Mail

Courier Mail

Queensland unemployment down, but more jobs part-time, lower-paid
Courier Mail
Queensland's unemployment rate fell to 6.2 per cent from 6.5 per cent (seasonally adjusted) and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was yesterday pointing to the 94,000 jobs created since it won office, but only a few thousand have been full-time jobs.
Queensland jobless rate falls in JulyNEWS.com.au
Australia's golden run of jobs growth continuesBusiness Insider Australia

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Queensland unemployment rate falls, but wages continue to lag - Brisbane Times

Brisbane Times

Queensland unemployment rate falls, but wages continue to lag
Brisbane Times
Queensland is leading the nation for employment growth, with 27,000 people finding a job last month, but the state is lagging behind when it comes to wages. In seasonally-adjusted terms, the largest increase in employment in July was in Queensland, ...

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Massive solar farm to provide 250 jobs - The Queensland Times

The Queensland Times

Massive solar farm to provide 250 jobs
The Queensland Times
A spokeswoman for the developers said many people had expressed an interest in gaining the skills needed to work on this and other utility scale solar projects planned for North Queensland. Big national firms such as Downer, RCR and Nilsen have won the ...

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Queensland wage growth at 1.9 per cent for the financial year, data shows - Courier Mail

Courier Mail

Queensland wage growth at 1.9 per cent for the financial year, data shows
Courier Mail
Economists said the high level of unemployment means employers know they don't have to increase wages to keep staff, but even in NSW where it had reached full employment, wage growth was showing no signs of improving. Economist Nick Behrens said ...


Craig Crawford fires back at Warren Entsch: buying Queensland will work wonders for local jobs - The Cairns Post

The Cairns Post

Craig Crawford fires back at Warren Entsch: buying Queensland will work wonders for local jobs
The Cairns Post
The Palaszczuk Government is determined to support Queensland businesses — the National Australia Bank survey last week said business confidence was highest in Queensland — and create jobs — there have been 77,300 new jobs created since the last ...

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New solar farms bring jobs but no drop in price - Mackay Daily Mercury

Mackay Daily Mercury

New solar farms bring jobs but no drop in price
Mackay Daily Mercury
These plants would add an additional 200MW of power to grid in North Queensland and create about 250 construction jobs to go with Edify's Whitsunday and Hamilton farms. But while regional Queenslanders wait for this extra energy to feed into the system ...

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Qld premier won't back down on jobs policy - Sky News Australia

Sky News Australia

Qld premier won't back down on jobs policy
Sky News Australia
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has refused to back down from a Queensland-first jobs policy, amid calls for federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to 'rein her in'. Ms Palaszczuk is under fire for a new procurement policy that gives local ...
Qld premier rejects "rein in" call on jobsSBS
Queensland power prices: Government returns to electricity marketCourier Mail

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Aurizon exits Queensland rail business with 250 jobs lost - The Australian

The Australian

Aurizon exits Queensland rail business with 250 jobs lost
The Australian
Pacific National, the dominant intermodal business with which Aurizon and its former parent Queensland Rail were unable to compete, will buy the Queensland business with trucking magnate Lindsay Fox's Linfox, subject to competition approval. The exit ...

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Labor's Buy Qld plan is a job killer, says Pitt - Bundaberg News Mail

Bundaberg News Mail

Labor's Buy Qld plan is a job killer, says Pitt
Bundaberg News Mail
MEMBER For Hinkler Keith Pitt has called the Labor State Government's Buy Queensland Policy a threat to Australian exports and Bundaberg jobs. The response comes after State Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson challenged Mr Pitt to cross the ...


Springwood MP's 'Don't give a toss' comment draws attention to Buy Queensland policy - Courier Mail

Courier Mail

Springwood MP's 'Don't give a toss' comment draws attention to Buy Queensland policy
Courier Mail
“The Queensland Government's decision to not abide by its international commitments threatens the access Queensland exporters have to international markets and the jobs that rely on them,” Mr Evans said. He then called on the state to honour its ...


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