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Blog posts November 2017

Banking Royal Commission Long Overdue

For the best part of nearly a decade, the Queensland business community has been screaming out for a spotlight to be shone upon Australia’s major banks and the litany of complaints against their practices. Following the Global Finaincial Crisis the major banks virtually overnight became signi…

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State Election Impacts on the State Budget

Every State Election has an impact to the State Budget.  There are policy program announcements, infrastructure announcements and revenue and tax announcements. QEAS has crunched the numbers and the results are below for your information. 

LNP election commitments total $4.35 billion and incl…

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Queensland Votes - QEAS Pre-election Analysis

This Saturday, Queensland votes for the next State Government for the period through to Saturday 31 October 2020.  It is almost impossible to pick the outcome as there has never been a combination of a third party potentially on the rise, the reintroduction of compulsory preferential voting and …

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When Queensland politicians talk economic news

During the week we saw two major economic indicators released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS Catalogue 6202.0 Labour Force Australia and ABS Catalogue 5220.0 State Accounts) with widespread reference to these in the State Election campaign.

Firstly in relation to Queensland’s…

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Same Sex Marriage to boost the Queensland Economy

Same sex marriage is primarily an ‘equality’ issue not an ‘economic’ one but there is a substantial benefit to the Queensland economy estimated at $130 million in the first year alone if it comes to pass.

Whether readers voted ‘yes’ or ‘no’ what they would no doubt realise is there is…

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The GST is coming to low value overseas purchases using the ‘legislated model’

The Australian Parliament in June this year legislated to apply the GST to low value imported goods (less than $1,000) from 1 July 2018.

At present consumers purchasing books, clothing, electronic devices, sporting equipment or other consumer goods from a domestic retailer will have to pay the 10…

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State Election 2017 - Queensland Labor & LNP Policies for Business

Elections are a competition of ideas and a wonderful opportunity to get a politician to commit to doing something useful. It is extremely important that Queensland businesses stay informed and be able to compare and contrast what is on offer from the major political parties as part of this St…

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One Nation has struck an accord with some but they are wrong on Free Trade

Over the State Election campaign, there have been calls by One Nation to rollback trade liberalisation and renegotiate, or even tear-up, previously agreed to trade agreements. These calls have been made on the basis of an argument that trade liberalisation has been undertaken at the expense of local…

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