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Archive criteria : 2015

Tourism strengthened in 2016 MYEFO Review

December 22, 2015 The 2015-16 Mid- Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) downgraded growth forecasts for the economy and predicted that a return to a balanced budget would take till 2020-21 at the earliest. The MYEFO provided recognition that the economy is transitioning … read more

2015-16 MYEFO Review

December 22, 2015 Member bulletin – MYEFO 2015-16

China-Australia Free Trade Agreement comes into force

December 22, 2015 Yesterday the the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA)came into force. Not only will ChAFTA strengthen Australia’s inbound tourism industry but it will also create new opportunities for Australian tourism providers in China. China is one of Australia’s most important tourism … read more

Productivity Commission releases final report into workplace relations system

December 21, 2015 The Productivity Commission’s final report into the workplace relations system was tabled in Parliament today. The key recommendations of the report were as follows:  Penalty rates have a legitimate role in compensating employees for working long hours or at asocial times. … read more

16.12.15 – Australian tourism ends year on a high as dollar fall changes travel patterns

December 16, 2015 16.12.15 – Australian tourism ends year on a high as dollar fall changes travel patterns

ABS releases Tourist Accommodation 2014-15 statistics

November 25, 2015 Takings from accommodation, adjusted for the break in series, rose by 3.5% in June 2015 to $2,522.7 million. This followed increases of 4.2% in March 2015, 3.1% in December 2014 and 1.4% in September 2014. Room occupancy rates rose by … read more

Qantas Group’s economic contribution to Australia

November 25, 2015 Deloitte Access Economics has conducted a study on the Qantas Group’s economic contribution to Australia and the downstream effects this has on the wider economy. The study found that: The Qantas Group’s overall contribution to the Australian economy was $21 … read more

TRA release State of the Industry 2015 Report

November 24, 2015 Australia’s tourism accommodation sector can take heart from Tourism Research Australia’s State of the Industry 2015 Report report which shows inbound arrivals increased by 6.6 per cent to a record 6.6 million arrivals in 2014–15. In fact, subsequent figures from the … read more

$3 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development signed off

November 24, 2015 On the 16 November the QLD Premier signed off on contractual close with Destination Brisbane Consortium (DBC) on the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development that will deliver a range of infrastructure inclusive: an iconic signature Arc building, including a feature Sky … read more

Perth first Australian city to welcome Malindo Air

November 24, 2015 Perth will be the first Australian city on Malindo Air’s network. The airline, established in 2013, is owned by the National Aerospace and Defence Industries of Malaysia and Indonesia’s Lion Air. The airline will offer 11 services a week between … read more