Thursday, 8 November 2018

FINANCE

Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen criticised recent newspaper article claims on the impact of proposed negative gearing reforms. [Full Text]

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg discussed negative gearing policy in an interview. [Full Text]

The Australia Institute released 'Who really benefits from negative gearing?'. [Full Text]

The Property Council said property policy changes will impact everyday Australians who are investors. [Full Text]

Riskwise said fear is rippling through the investment property market. [Full Text]

RETIREMENT LIVING / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Grattan Institute released 'Money in retirement: more than enough'. [Full Text]

National Shelter said the report highlights the increasing housing poverty experienced by retirees who do not own their homes outright. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

The Reserve Bank said that growth in credit extended to owner-occupiers has eased but remains robust. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said growth in housing credit to investors has dropped to a historic low and owner-occupier lending growth is also slowing. [Full Text]

Core Logic examined whether there has been an improvement in housing affordability due to falling national values. [Full Text]

The ABS issued 'Building Approvals, Australia, Sep 2018'. [Full Text]

The ABS issued 'Selected Living Cost Indexes, Australia, Sep 2018'. [Full Text]

HOMELESSNESS

Homelessness Australia released 'A National Homelessness Strategy: why we need it'. [Full Text]

NOT FOR PROFIT

ACOSS, Anglicare, the ACCC and others made submissions and gave evidence at yesterday's hearing for the Senate inquiry into charity fundraising. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY

Master Builders said federal and state governments aren't giving adequate support for skills investment in building and construction. [Full Text]

Standards Australia called for feedback on a discussion paper, 'Supply chain standards to reduce the black economy'. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / ENERGY / ICT

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation said fleet buyers have signalled a switch to electric vehicles in the next two years. [Full Text]

The Smart Cities Council published a summary of Smart Cities Week. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / FINANCE

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said NSW will index Stamp Duty brackets to CPI to assist with a fairer deal on future property transactions. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce said it is a welcome small step towards reducing the cost of selling a home. [Full Text]

The Property Council said indexation of rates will give buyers modest savings initially but will, over time, ensure stamp duty isn't a barrier for first home buyers, up sizers and right sizers. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said the indexation of stamp duty is a step forward in reducing the taxation imposts on housing. [Full Text]

The Committee for Sydney said political parties cannot ignore the needs of Sydney's growing band of renters. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Minister Pru Goward said more than 1,500 social housing tenants have benefited from new, fit-for-purpose dwellings built with proceeds from the sale of assets in Millers Point, Dawes Point and The Rocks. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / DESIGN / SUSTAINABILITY

Premier Gladys Berejiklian released the final design for the Sydney Fish Market. [Full Text]

The Green Building Council welcomed the aim of the redevelopment of Sydney Fish Markets to achieve a 5 Star Green Star rating. [Full Text]

The Sydney Business Chamber said the redevelopment will kick-start Blackwattle Bay's revitalisation. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce said the design for Sydney's new fish markets can stimulate a new wave of development on the Pyrmont peninsular. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE

Premier Berejiklian announced a scheme to help resolve problems encountered by small businesses during construction of major infrastructure projects in NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

Sydney Mayor Clover Moore released proposed changes to the City of Sydney's late-night trading planning controls. [Full Text]

Minister Anthony Roberts called for feedback on the concept proposal and planning controls for the $582 million Tweed Hospital. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / REGULATION / INDUSTRY / ENVIRONMENT

Minister Gabrielle Upton announced reform to the regulation of asbestos waste in NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / GENERAL

Registrations are open for the Institute of Urban Studies' seminar, 'Planning for Population' on 20 November in Sydney. [Full Text]

The Property Council opened registrations for a series of events on the 2019 outlook across NSW. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / PLANNING

Minister Mick Gentleman announced that the next stages of the Ginninderry development in the ACT will proceed to further approvals processes. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / AWARDS / INDUSTRY

Winners of the ACT housing awards have been announced by the Housing Industry Association. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / RURAL AND REGIONAL

A transcript is online from a recent public hearing in Darwin for the Inquiry into Regional Inequality in Australia. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Victorian Opposition criticised a value capture option outlined in a recent Infrastructure Victoria report. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said Victorian Treasury projections show that the softening housing market is set to strip $2.4 billion from the budget. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / PLANNING / POPULATION

Minister Cameron Dick launched the 'ShapingSEQ' online dashboard, aimed at assisting with planning for South East Queensland's projected population growth over the next 25 years. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / TRANSPORT / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Brisbane City Council released 'Transport Plan for Brisbane - Strategic Directions'. [Full Text]

Brisbane's transport challenges were discussed in an article. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The PM announced $112 million for the 6.4 kilometre extension of the Gold Coast Light Rail from Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads. [Full Text]

The Queensland Government called for feedback on the draft master plan for the priority Port of Townsville. [Full Text]

Master Mark Bailey said protection of the Great Barrier Reef was a key consideration in the draft plan. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

Almost 70 Queensland suburbs delivered double digit growth over 12 months to June, according to the Real Estate Institute. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / INDUSTRY

Premier Steven Marshall announced that the SA Productivity Commission will focus on reform options to improve procurement practices. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The WA Government announced expanded Ministerial powers to suspend or dismiss a local council member. [Full Text]