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Qld unemployment rate appears stuck around 6%, while national rate falls

Queensland’s under-performing economy was illustrated by March labour force data released by the ABS today. The State’s unemployment rate appears stuck around 6%, while the national unemployment rate continues its steady decline, with the seasonally adjusted national rate falling from 5.8% in February to 5.7% in March (see chart below). 249 more words


The tree of Townsville

I’m walking along the coast of Townsville, in Australia. It smells like vacation; de light scent of sun cream, mixed with a hint of barbecue and baked fish. 287 more words

Introducing Olivia Lee

Hello, my name is Olivia Lee and I am an international student at James Cook University. I study a Bachelor of Marine Science and have been living in Townsville for close to 2 years. 617 more words

Student Posts

The big question?!!

WARNING THIS BLOG TALKS  BRIEFLY ABOUT FEMALE AREAS, THINGS THAT REALLY HAPPEN DURING CHILD BIRTH + “LYING DOWN & TICKLING”. If you don’t like the thought of anything to do with this don’t read or maybes skips the first paragraph ;)  983 more words



Graeme’s third novel, Jailbait, is now available at amazon.com. To find out more about the book and to read the chapter go to his blog site at Graeme Buckley Author Blog

Life in a suburban garden!

I remember purchasing this shrub from the Castle Hill PCYC (Policy Community Youth Centre) Sunday Market in early 2016. I asked the lady what the shrub was and she said it was a Java Tea. 179 more words


Life in the garden

Challenges are what make life interesting … Joshua J. Marine

When a a white ant or termite (Mastotermes darwiniensis) strayed in the path of green bum ants ( 173 more words