See RP Data's recent and popular "Buy or Rent" report. Details on RP Data blog. The report says that it is better to buy rather than rent an inner city Brisbane apartment. But this also means that landlords are doing well.
"Regional areas of Queensland have a much greater number
of suburbs that are currently cheaper to buy than rent
compared to Brisbane. Across the state the stronger
performance of the regional markets is reflective of the
fact that a majority of Queenslander’s live outside of
Brisbane and in particular it highlights the strength of the
mining and resources regions across the state.
At a Statistical Division level, the most populous region,
Brisbane, shows the greatest number of suburbs that are
cheaper to buy than rent across most scenarios. This is
reflective of the weak capital growth conditions that have
been evident across Brisbane and the fact that rents have
continued to increase, whilst home values have not."