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Australia's Queensland lifts most state border curbs in boost to economy

By Colin Packham

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the Qld premier has not listened to local businesses & has kept Queensland closed longer than need be.

She obviously had her own agenda, to the detriment of the local tourist industry

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I am a little bit confused about your posts....

Are you living in Japan or Australia?

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@ Marcelito

How do you know this? Are you here in Cairns. Sure the tourists are down but government support is keeping them afloat. Building is booming, the shops are full, Bunnings is doing a roaring trade and rental vacancies are low. We are not begging in the streets here.

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Internet is a wonderful thing :)

I agree.

But please dont forget that besides Google, JT and Co. is a real life.

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How did Australia close the border within its own territory?

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A few details you might not find in the internet.

The tourism industry has been crap for quite a while, with various international carriers pulling out of the market long before the virus. The days of the mass Japanese numbers are over. There was a small blip in Chinese tourism and property buying but they preferred elsewhere and their airlines pulled out last year. Seasonal domestic tourism has held up and is a steady business and will be assisted greatly by the open borders. Tourism operators say there are about 8 good months in the year due to the weather. Tourism jocks and there quite a few are champion complainers always on the local TV whining about the lack of government support so you need to be careful as to who you listen too.

Apartments- There was a frenzy of apartment building when the banks were lending for anything before the GFC hit and all the developers went broke leaving a huge number of unsold apartments and it was so bad the government bought a number up for welfare housing. However endless housing estates have been built since and builders are still busy. A low vacancy rate indicates the a balanced demand/supply situation.

Cook highway- bypassing a roundabout, minor works.

Life is more than a mouse click time to visit FNQ.

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