Monday, 9 July 2018

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE / ECONOMICS

AHURI released 'Pathways to housing tax reform'. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Doug Cameron said the report provided evidence that well designed tax reform can contribute to improving housing affordability. [Full Text]

The RBA's Alexandra Heath discussed the outlook for the housing market, in a speech to the UDIA. [Full Text]

Core Logic said data from its June Quarterly Rental Review highlights a general slowdown in the rate of rental growth. [Full Text]

The ABS released 'Household Expenditure Survey and Survey of Income and Housing, User Guide, Australia, 2015-16 (Additional Information)'. [Full Text]

Core Logic said changes to foreign investment frameworks have softened declines in commercial real estate. [Full Text]

HOMELESSNESS

AHURI issued a brief on the risk of homelessness for young people exiting foster care. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / INTERNATIONAL

Walk21 examined worldwide gender differences in travel patterns and behaviours. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / ICT / INTERNATIONAL

McKinsey said there are smart technologies that can help with the provision of housing, infrastructure and services for the growing population in Southeast Asia. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / ECONOMICS

UTS announced a study into how household economics influences infrastructure spending. [Full Text]

NAB released its Infrastructure Survey. [Full Text]

The Ai Group said its Performance of Construction Index fell 3.4 points to 50.6 in June. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS

The Productivity Commission released a report from its inquiry, 'Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation'. [Full Text]

The Government responded to that report. [Full Text]

The PM issued a statement on GST changes via social media. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS / INTERNATIONAL

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science released 'Globalising Australia', analysing Australia's changing position in the global economy. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Minister Pru Goward said the Redfern Communities Plus site would be the nation's first ever Build-to-Rent housing model to integrate social and affordable housing with housing supply for the broader community. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce said it will encourage its members to look at the Request for Proposals for the Redfern site when it is released. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

The Urban Taskforce said exemption of 47 NSW Councils from adopting a new law to encourage terrace housing until July 2019 demonstrates avoidance of responsibility to promote diverse housing types. [Full Text]

The UDIA said the exemption will worsen Sydney's housing affordability. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / INTERNATIONAL

The Committee for Sydney published an article on urban planning in Sydney and Santiago, Chile. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT

The Heart Foundation provided an overview of the results of 'Public support for bicycling and transport policies in inner Sydney, Australia: a cross sectional survey'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Michael McCormack announced a $13.5m contract for inland rail feasibility design work between Narromine and Narrabri. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ECONOMICS

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet welcomed the Federal Government's commitment that NSW will not be worse off under proposed GST changes. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / ICT

Nominations for the Committee for Sydney Smart City Awards are open. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / PLANNING

The NT Planning Commission invited comment on the draft Area Plan for Alice Springs. [Full Text]

The draft 'Central Alice Springs Area Plan' is online. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Gerry McCarthy said the NT Government has built or improved over 1000 remote homes in the last two years. [Full Text]

The Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance called on the NT and Commonwealth Governments to sort NT Aboriginal housing funding. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / ECONOMICS

Treasurer Nicole Manison said if the recommendations of the Productivity Commission's report into Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation are adopted they would leave the NT worse off. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / INDUSTRY / REGULATION

Attorney-General Natasha Fyles released 'NT WorkSafe Review Discussion Paper '. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

CEDA released the Victorian results of its Community pulse poll. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Martin Foley announced a $10 million upgrade to the Virginia Hill public housing estate in Bendigo. [Full Text]

Minister Foley announced a $10 million upgrade to the Delacombe public housing estate in Ballarat. [Full Text]

Minister Jaala Pulford said the Victorian Government has provided $50,000 for Swan Hill Rural City Council to develop a Robinvale Housing Strategy project. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INDUSTRY / REGULATION

Master Builders Victoria said alarm over non-compliant building products may lead to severe restrictions on professional indemnity insurance. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / EVENTS

The UDIA invited registrations for a forum, 'Facilitating Affordable Housing'. [Full Text]

RMIT called for registrations for 'Pathways and barriers to the implementation of mobility pricing in Vancouver: Lessons from the experience of the Independent Mobility Pricing Commission', to be held on 20 July in Melbourne. [Full Text]

The Institute of Architects announced the winners of the Victorian Architecture Awards. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / ECONOMICS

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland welcomed the announcement of the Federal Government's proposed GST arrangement that no state will be worse off but questioned where the extra money will come from. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / ECONOMICS

Minister Mathias Corman discussed WA's GST payments. [Full Text]

Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen said changes to GST come 12 months too late for WA. [Full Text]

UDIA WA said the Federal Government's move to set a 70c floor for every state in 2022 will go a long way to ensuring a fairer system for all. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Minister Roger Jaensch said The Housing Land Supply Bill passed the House of Assembly. [Full Text]