– Kathy MacDer­mott

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today -

ap­provals fell 30 per cent from 2 0 0 7 t o 2 0 0 9 t o 2 0 , 0 0 0 , the low­est in a decade; com­mer­cial ap­provals fell from $ 18 mil­lion in 2007 to $ 11 bil­lion in 2009, the low­est since 2003; and net mi­gra­tion has de­creased sharply since June 2009,’’ Ms MacDer­mott said.

‘‘ Land tax has dou­bled since 200-07 to $ 1 bil­lion in 2009-10 and the in­dus­try is set to

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