The state’s tough border restrictions helped keep case numbers low against all odds, Deloitte’s Business Outlook report says. However, the international tourism sector dried up once Australia’s borders closed.
“And where domestic tourism may have been able to fill some of that void, the closure of state borders have made that all but impossible for most of this year,” says the report, to be released on Monday.
A total of 174 staff will be made redundant at the Queensland University of Technology, with two other universities to follow suit by cutting jobs.
The QUT cuts are part of its COVID-19 recovery efforts to save $38 million by the end of 2021.
The National Tertiary Education Union’s Queensland secretary, Michael McNally, said the…