However, on my evening walk to my local RSL for refreshment I could help but note the report in todays Courier-Mail, which is the only place I bother to read the Mail because it is free:
"Australia is back in favour with international tourists, as overseas visitors flock here in numbers not seen since before the Sydney Olympics."
Lets look at the graph from the ABS data:
Never mind, the Qld proportion of 'state where most time spent' finally broke out of a continual trend of being lower than the previous year! Albeit with qualifications as last year was a very low August peak.