Deloitte Queensland Index
Gala edition, 2011
Welcome to the 2011 Deloitte Queensland Index – Gala Edition, an annual review of Queensland stocks and indices.
This special edition of the Deloitte Queensland Index – Gala Edition, showcases the top five Queensland listed companies by market capitalisation over the past year. This year we have also included feature articles which discuss key issues facing Queensland companies.
Deloitte Access Economics makes its debut contribution to the Index with an economic outlook for Queensland following the devastating natural disasters that affected the State in the first quarter of 2011. Chris Richardson from Deloitte Access Economics writes that Queensland’s future is bright. He notes recent announcements in the coal seam gas industry and concludes that the growth outlook post-recovery will be driven by the exceptionally strong mining sector.
A booming mining sector has brought greater than average growth and inflationary pressures to the Australian economy and these will undoubtedly result in longer term structural changes, and indeed already have. Senior Economic Advisor Henry Ergas discusses these emerging changes, and the importance of handling them in a prudent manner.
Another issue of particular relevance to Queensland is the privatisation of publicly-owned assets. Mark Ingham and Tom Frost of Deloitte Access Economics discuss the balancing act that is privatisation, including the gains and challenges faced when undertaking this process. They also comment on the future of privatisation reform.
The Brisbane CBD office market has demonstrated considerable fluctuations in both vacancies and rent received since the financial crisis. A lack of investment during this period has led to a shortage in office developments. Deloitte’s Corporate Reorganisation Group and CapLand analyse the new realities of the Brisbane office market from a corporate occupier’s perspective.
The strong Australian dollar has been a major challenge for the tourism, hospitality and leisure (THL) sector. For Queensland, the recent natural disasters have provided an opening for much needed investment in facilities, which has the potential to enhance competitiveness. Rutger Smits and Deloitte’s THL team analyse the current market conditions and outlook for the Queensland THL sector.
As an innovative and evolving firm, Deloitte has recently implemented a design thinking program to evaluate how we can redefine the way professional services are ‘experienced, not delivered’. We are mindful that organisations are made up of individuals, and our services, whether tax, audit or consulting, are not standardised off-the-shelf services. Gerhard Vorster, Deloitte’s Chief Strategy Officer, discusses the new frontier of design thinking.
And finally, Lisa Barry, our Human Capital leader discusses the intersection between talent management and safety in Queensland’s skill-stressed industries, with an emphasis on the risk management realities facing the resources industry following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in FY10.
While Queensland moves from recovery to a new phase of growth following the floods and cyclones earlier in the year, we look forward to reaffirming our commitment to Queensland business and continuing to help our clients grow.
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