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(doctor with a modest million-dollar house near the beach). The whole state is in a sort of gold rush. They are digging minerals out of the ground and exporting them as fast as they can hire the people to do the work. My brother, a carpenter, is over there at the moment, to pay down his debts in NZ. In the mining towns, renting a two-bedroom flat will cost you $100 000 a year.

So maybe that's why the prices are so high in QLD... you can't build a house for less than that: all the chippies are coining it in WA...

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by eurogreen on Wed May 18th, 2011 at 02:48:28 AM EST
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