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Depp’s doggies must ‘get along…’

14 May 2015 In: Queensland, Entertainment, General

Johnny Depp has been told to remove his two pet dogs from Australia. The Hollywood star has until Saturday to get his pet dogs out of the country or they will be put down. Australian officials say the actor, currently staying at the Gold Coast, violated Australia’s strict biosecurity laws by bringing them in on a private flight and without the proper documentation. Depp, who is in Australia making a new Pirates of the Caribbean…

$500m to save the Great Barrier Reef

12 May 2015 In: Travel, Queensland, General

The Australian government is being urged to commit $500m in a ten-point plan to help secure the future of the Great Barrier Reef. The status of the Great Barrier Reef will be debated in June by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society have issued list of urgent actions needed from the Queensland state and Australian federal governments before countries gather in Bonn, Germany for that meeting. The ten-point plan…

Queensland tops business confidence

11 May 2015 In: Jobs, Migration, Queensland, Economy, General

Companies in Queensland are more confident about the current and future business environment than any other state in Australia. National Australia Bank’s latest business survey reveals the Sunshine State also has the best trend business confidence rate with +5 points in April. While other key indicators recently claimed confidence fell in the first three months of 2015, NAB Treasurer Curtis Pitt says the new figures show it’s important not to rely on just one set…

NASA ‘UFO’ lands in Australia

28 April 2015 In: New South Wales, Queensland, Entertainment, General

A suspected UFO landed in Australia – but turned out to be a NASA research balloon. Residents reported a number of suspected UFO sightings over Queensland before NASA’s new Super Pressure Balloon was forced to land after completing one-third of its planned 100-day flight. “Controllers detected a leak developing in the balloon and for safety, issued flight termination command over a remote area near the Queensland and New South Wales border just east of Australia’s…

Queensland Gold Coast

07 January 2015 In: Travel, Migration, Queensland, General

The Gold Coast is a metropolitan region south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast, famed for its long sandy beaches, surfing and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways. It’s also home to the Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild theme parks. Inland, hiking trails crisscross Lamington National Park’s mountain ridges and valleys, home to rare birds and rainforest. Travelling over the hinterlands of the Gold Coast with the lush forests and gardens everywhere the eye…

Top Australian Tourism Hotspots

24 April 2011 In: Travel, Queensland, General

Tourism Research Australia has highlighted the country’s top twenty tourist destinations. Three of the top five regions attracting the highest-spending tourists were in Queensland where the Gold Coast was No 1 with $4.5bn in income, Tropical North Queensland second with $2.7bn, Sunshine Coast third ($2.4bn), then New South Wales’ Mid North Coast ($2bn) and Northern Rivers, ($1.1bn). A report, The Economic Importance of Tourism in Australia’s Regions, shows visitor expenditure as a percentage of output…

Job prospects improve for migrants

09 April 2011 In: Jobs, Migration, Queensland, Western Australia, General

Employment prospects for potential migrants to Australia continue to improve strongly, with news that the country’s unemployment rate has fallen to 4.9%. The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ monthly labour force report revealed that 40,000 new jobs were created last month, equating to a 0.1 per cent decline in the national jobless rate. About two-thirds of the 37,800 jobs created last month were in the resource-rich states of Western Australia and Queensland Darrell Todd, CEO of thinkingaustralia,…

Three New Cities for Queensland

26 May 2010 In: Jobs, Property, Queensland, General

Three new cities are to be built in South East Queensland in a bid to cope with the state’s rapidly growing population. The proposed new cities of Greater Flagstone, Yarrabilba and Ripley Valley, will house around 250,000 people says the Urban Land Development Authority, who will be responsible for developing the three sites. Anna Bligh, premiere of Queensland, says: “These will be model communities where children can walk to school, workers can live near public…

New Housing in Queensland

15 January 2010 In: Travel, Migration, Property, Queensland, General

The rapidly growing population of Queensland has created an urgent need for thousands of new homes. Here is a list of new housing targets that various South East Queensland councils have to meet under the South East Queensland Regional Plan in order to keep pace with the expanding population. “These figures highlight the continuing growth of Queensland, mainly though migration,” says Darrell Todd, ceo of thinkingaustralia. “It also highlights the ongoing need for skilled workers in…

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