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Population surges have put greater pressure on areas like the Gold and Sunshine Coasts especially. Picture: NIGEL HALLETT.QUEENSLAND will hit the magic five million headcount in May, official figures show, a milestone helped by a surge in births and migration – putting real estate in the crosshairs.ABS demography director Anthony Grubb said the state had hit 4.9m by the end of September last year and was growing at 1.7 per cent, helped along by the likes of 12,000 New South Welsh people crossing the border last year alone.“Natural increase and net overseas migration each added an additional 31,000 people to the state’s population in the year preceding September 2017,” he said. “The third component, net interstate migration, contributed 19,000 over the same period, including a net flow of 12,000 from New South Wales.”At the turn of the 20th century (1901), there were half a million Queenslanders, and it took 37 years to double that figure and another 36 to then go to two million in 1974.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoThe Commonwealth Games in April is set to see Queensland attract even more attention from a worldwide audience. Picture: NIGEL HALLETT“After that, population growth picked up its pace, taking only 18 years to get to three million in 1992, and just 14 years to reach four million in 2006.”Real Estate Institute of Queensland chairman Rob Honeycombe said $54b worth of properties changed hands in the state last year.“Our popularity means demand for housing is growing and this is good news for some of our weaker markets such as the inner Brisbane apartment market and regional Queensland.“Of course, there are pockets where housing supply is tight and this population growth is placing pressure on markets such as the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast, where prices are rising steady and vacancy rates are at historic lows.”He welcomed the northern migration by NSW residents.“We have known for some time that many southerners are also moving to regional Queensland, seeking a peaceful lifestyle change. Downsizers and pre-retirees are selling their Sydney property to move to regional coastal towns, such as Bundaberg and the Fraser Coast, to buy waterfront property and a great lifestyle.”FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK
US Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro quits in fallout of gender discrimination lawsuit by women’s team players March 12, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCHICAGO (AP) — US Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro quits in fallout of gender discrimination lawsuit by women’s team players.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
Juniors Ashley Corral and Briana Gilbreath were two of the 15 players selected for the All-Pac-10 Team, while redshirt senior Jacki Gemelos was selected as an All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention in a vote of the conference’s 10 head coaches.Cassie Harberts earned a spot on the All-Freshman Team, as well.Gilbreath was also named to the All-Defensive Team for the third consecutive year, as well as the All-Pac-10 Team for the second straight year.The versatile guard from Katy, Texas has made her mark in the USC history books, currently standing at No. 16 in career scoring with 1,173 points and No. 7 in career blocks with 119.Gilbreath leads USC in scoring, rebounding, steals and blocks.She also ranks second in the conference in steals with 2.6 per game and third in blocks with 1.5 per game.Corral ranks in some of the top statistical categories for USC, as well.She is currently No. 19 in career scoring at USC with 1,084 points, and currently holds the record for most three-pointers made at USC with 200.Corral leads the team in assists this season, and is second in scoring on the team.She ranks No. 9 all-time at USC in career assists.Formerly the No. 1 recruit in the nation coming out of high school from Stockton, Calif., Gemelos struggled to get on the court before this season while suffering four ACL tears.Now, in her first full season on the court for USC, Gemelos was named an All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention.In her first season, Harberts has become a consistent low-post threat for the Women of Troy, and is the only player to start every game for USC.The forward from San Clemente, Calif. is fourth on the team in scoring with 9.3 points per game and third in rebounding with 5.7 per game.