26 Nov 2012

Moody's downgrades Queensland outlook

2:10 pm on 26 November 2012

Ratings agency Moody's has downgraded its outlook for Queensland's AA1 credit rating to negative from stable.

The agency said the change in the outlook reflects the deterioration in the state's financial performance which has persisted since fiscal 2007/08 and the resultant high levels of indebtedness, AAP reports.

"Scheduled improvements will only take hold in a few years, and progress could be slowed by the potential emergence of less supportive conditions," Moody's said.