Palaszczuk to target jobs as employment as growth stalls – The Australian Financial Review

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt said high unemployment in regional cities was a challenge. Bradley Kanaris The Palaszczuk government has committed an extra $360 million to tackle persistently high unemployment in regional cities such as Townsville and Cairns. Despite the state’s bottom line being boosted by $1.2 billion courtesy of a surge in coal prices, slowing…

Queensland budget: Treasurer Curtis Pitt to announce $20m for manufacturing in mid-year review – ABC Online

Related Story: Queensland Government to spend $1b budget windfall on regional jobs Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt will use his Mid-year Fiscal and Economic Review to outline initiatives to grow tourism and manufacturing jobs, particularly for young people. Today’s update will show an increase in coal royalties has driven a predicted $2…

Mental health pros sound alarm on gambling addiction as casino bill set to pass Diet – THE MAINICHI NEWSPAPERS

A bill to promote the establishment of “integrated resorts” featuring casinos in Japan and championed by its backers as a “trigger for regional promotion” is set to pass the current Diet session. However, there are strong worries in Japan’s psychiatric community that legalizing casinos will also result in more gambling addicts. The bill…