Smart State to thank for Queensland’s resilient economy, says UQ economist

22 Apr 2016
Professor John Quiggin

The Beattie Government’s Smart State program deserves credit for the resilience of the State’s economy and labour market despite the end of the mining boom, according to analysis by a University of Queensland economist.

UQ School of Economics Professor John Quiggin said the vision of the Labor government contrasted sharply with the nostalgic ‘four pillars’ economic strategy (mining, agriculture, construction and tourism) that replaced it under the LNP government of Campbell Newman.

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