News

QLD on track to regain top credit rating

RATINGS agency S&P Global has reaffirmed Queensland's AA+ credit rating with a report pointing to strong financial management and budgetary performance across the state. 

The State Labor Government has been quick to seize on the report with Treasurer Curtis Pitt saying it was evidence his party was doing a better job than the LNP. 

"It shows yet again that under the Palaszczuk Government our state economy has turned the corner after the LNP's disastrous performance," Mr Pitt said. 

"However, we still recognise not all sectors or regions are making the transition to a post-mining boom economy as well as others and we will continue with our financially responsible efforts to stimulate growth and jobs across our state. 

"The report shows this government is rebuilding our economy and confidence in its future after the damage done by Tim Nicholls as Treasurer in the Newman Government. 

"But no doubt the LNP will find something negative to say about it as part of their scare campaign to sell their secret asset sales plan." 

Queensland lost its AAA - top grade - credit rating under the Bligh Labor Government in 2009 and LNP Shadow Treasurer Scott Emerson told the ABC the positive rating was simply smoke and mirrors. 

"Labor has raided some hollow logs, but it is only short-term action," Mr Emerson said.

"Queenslanders expect this Government to be making things better rather than celebrating the fact that it hasn't got worse."

Topics:  credit rating editors picks queensland


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Get to know local pastor Curtis Rothemund

PASTOR: Curtis Rothemund of the Gatton Bible Baptist Church.

Curtis Rothemund on the passion that drives him.

Upgrades on track for Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

UPGRADES IN SIGHT: A full mobile assessment of the condition of the rail trail surface will be conducted by Somerset Regional Council.

The rail trail's completion is on the horizon.

Duncan's long love affair with Toranas rekindled

PRIDE AND JOY: Duncan Lewis beside his 1974 Holden LJ Torana.

Duncan Lewis tells all about his 1974 Holden LJ Torana.

Local Partners

Fresh faces: NCIS gets a shake up with new cast members

The new cast of NCIS, from left, Rocky Carroll, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, David McCallum, Brian Dietzen, Wilmer Valderrama, Emily Wickersham, Mark Harmon, Duane Henry and Jennifer Esposito.

THREE new characters join naval drama for season 14.

First the Onesie, now an Xbox One S inflatable controller

Fancy an inflatable Xbox One S controller?

Inflatable controller 'perfect sidekick' for Australia Day party

Sarah Harris: Here’s what Amber Sherlock should’ve done

Studio 10 and Shark Tank presenter Sarah Harris.

STUDIO 10 host says Sherlock could’ve avoided the subsequent uproar.

Amber Heard 'smitten' with Elon Musk

Amber Heard

ACTRESS is reportedly excited about going public with new boyfriend

New doco argues ‘OJ Simpson is innocent, and I can prove it’

O.J. Simpson

NEW documentary series claims to have found “missing evidence".

REVIEW: Undressed is more than titilating entertainment

Nathan and Tahlia meet for the first time on the TV series Undressed.

'DIVERSE' dating show goes more than skin deep.

Historical home leaves family's hands after 75 years

SALE CONFIRMED: The Gympie Regional   Realty team which sold the Ramsey property are (back) Mel Gastigar, Dorothy Palmer and Margaret Cochrane, with (front) home seller Terri-Jayne Ramsey.

Ramsey family played a huge role in Gympie's growth.

What a year 2016 proved to be

Entrance Island, Birtinya

Get the inside info from the agents themselves

REVEALED: What Coast wants in an international airport

Sunshine Coast business people share their views on what's needed

Time for a cool change

43 Eckersley Ave, Buderim.

Family home goes to the auction floor

Designer home set in lush tropical gardens

This home has it all and more

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!