Australia Visa Boost for Queensland

As part of Queensland Governement Opportunities program Premier Anna Bligh has announced one of the largest natural gas deals in Australia’s history.  The latest deal for Australian oil and gas exploration and production company, Santos for the sale of natural gas to Korean comapny Kogas brings the total sales over the next 20 years up to $120 billion.

“This is a massive vote of confidence in the Queensland economy,” said the Premier.  “This deal supports thousands of jobs here in Queensland. It means up to 6000 jobs – 5000 in construction and 1000 ongoing over the next 20 years.  It also paves the way for $16 billion worth of investment in the Queensland economy between now and 2015.”

Some of Queensland’s other key growth industries are

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Aviation
  • Alternative fuels and renewable energy
  • Biotechnology
  • Information and communication technology (ICT)
  • Environmental and mining technologies and services
  • Fibre composites
  • Liquefied natural gas
  • Processed food
  • Therapeutic medicines and devices
  • Transport and logistics

You can read more about Queensland Opportunities programs here