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March - Learning the Economic Lessons of the past 10 years
Learning the Economic Lessons of the past 10 Years


Lunch on Friday, 17th March 2017


Bill Cummings Presents.....
How Federal Government decisions impact the Cairns Region

Bill Cummings is a highly experienced regional business economist who was born and educated in Cairns.  He took a degree in Economics from the University of Queensland in 1962, consolidated at a national level in Canberra as a research economist with the Department of Trade and the Australian Chamber of Commerce.

He returned north in 1968 and for 13 years managed development organisations including a combination of what is now Advance Cairns and TTNQ.

In 1982, he set up his own business and his firm and its market research arm, Compass Research, has worked on almost all aspects of the economy of the Cairns region and across the North.

Learning the Economic lessons of the past 10 years 

Bill Cummings has recently been involved in preparing submissions to an Australian Productivity Commission Inquiry into Transitioning Regional Economies.

This has led him to review how the Cairns regional economy has transitioned from economic challenges over the years and especially the more recent impact of the mining boom period.

He will talk particularly about how government in the course of their decisions about fiscal, monetary and regulatory policies have affected the regional economy and future policies needed to help realise the region’s opportunities.      

Find out what’s in it for you personally and for your business…

We look forward to seeing you at this event.

Tony McInnes


Lunch Presentation Meeting Details:

Date:  Friday 17th March 2017

Time: Lunch 11.45am for 12 Noon Start

Venue: Fleet Room, Level 2, Shangri-La Hotel, Pierpoint Road, Cairns Waterfront

Cost:     Financial Members: $45       Visitors / Guests: $55

Pre-Payment is due by Wednesday 15th March, 2017

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