21 September 2009
Western Australia in an unprecedented resources boom
With a budget surplus, a big drop in the unemployment rate, and another large contract with the Gorgon gas fields project, Western Australia looks to have a bright economic future ahead.
Western Australian Treasurer Troy Buswell, confirmed the optimism, saying that the state's budget surplus will not dip under AU$200 million, there has been a big drop in the unemployment rate, which is now approaching boom time levels, and another AU$70 billion in LNG contracts have been signed off from the Gorgon gas fields.
The low unemployment figures, and general wealth, are favourable pros for those wanting to emigrate to Australia, but Western Australia is also seeing an increase in international tourists travelling to the state for a unique holiday experience.
Western Australia also looks to be attracting the international dollar, with the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures showing that the number of international visitors to Western Australia for the year ending June rose 2.1 per cent.
Tourism heads believe this result reflects the growing perception that Western Australia offers international visitors a different holiday experience from other Australian states.
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