Monday, 8 April 2019

ECONOMICS

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten delivered the Budget-In-Reply Speech. [Full Text]

Hawker Britton issued a paper on Labor's Budget Reply. [Full Text]

The Urban Development Institute considered what the Federal Budget and Opposition's response mean for the development industry. [Full Text]

The Institute of Landscape Architects commented on the Budget. [Full Text]

The University of Melbourne responded to the Budget and Reply in a series of articles. [Full Text]

Anglicare Australia issued 'Budget Fast Facts'. [Full Text]

The Real Estate Institute said the Federal Budget highlights the importance of property to a healthy economy. [Full Text]

The Ai Group said its Performance of Construction Index increased by 1.8 points to 45.6 in March. [Full Text]

CoreLogic issued its Quarterly Rental Review. [Full Text]

Treasury Secretary Philip Gaetjens said falls in residential building approvals are expected to flow through to lower dwelling investment over the coming years. [Full Text]

FINANCE

Genworth and Teachers Mutual Bank released 'The Deposit Gap Dilemma - the impact on key workers'. [Full Text]

The report has been issued from an inquiry into franking credits. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said a report it commissioned shows voters do not understand Labor's proposed changes to capital gains tax and negative gearing. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HOMELESSNESS / INDIGENOUS

The Institute of Health and Welfare issued 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: a focus report on housing and homelessness'. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Budget papers contain limited new policies addressing affordable housing, according to Domain. [Full Text]

Shelter said the Budget ignores a projected shortfall of up to 1 million social and affordable homes by 2036. [Full Text]

RURAL AND REGIONAL / EMPLOYMENT

The Regional Australia Institute issued 'The Future of Regional Jobs'. [Full Text]

Minister Michael McCormack addressed the Regional Australia Institute Summit. [Full Text]

REGULATION

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics issued the report of its inquiry into impediments to business investment. [Full Text]

ACCESSIBILITY

The Building Codes Board called for feedback on an Accessible Housing Options Paper Consultation Report. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

Shadow Minister Anthony Albanese said the Government would have to be re-elected at least twice before people saw the bulk of extra infrastructure investment in the Budget. [Full Text]

Roads Australia welcomed Budget infrastructure spend but said infrastructure investment needs to grow to meet the challenges of population growth. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / REGULATION

The Productivity Commission will undertake an inquiry on the impact of reforms to transport regulation. [Full Text]

The Logistics Council said the review is an opportunity to further boost efficiency and safety of freight movement. [Full Text]

A summary is online from Thursday's Budget Estimates hearing on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport. [Full Text]

The RMIT Centre for Urban Research discussed social and spatial characteristics of the future urban vehicle fleet. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / TOURISM

The Tourism and Transport Forum identified its top five tourism and transport outcomes from the Budget. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY

Stephen Conry has been elected as National President of the Property Council. [Full Text]

ENERGY / SUSTAINABILITY

The Clean Energy Council issued 'Clean Energy Australia Report'. [Full Text]

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Local Government Association commented on the Federal Budget and Budget Reply. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT

A summary is online from Thursday's Budget Estimates hearing on Environment and Communications. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / GENERAL

Barton Deakin issued a brief on NSW Machinery of Government changes. [Full Text]

Interim Opposition Leader Penny Sharpe criticised the new Government Ministry arrangements for NSW. [Full Text]

The Greens said that all legislative powers in the key portfolios of Environment, Heritage and Local Government in NSW have been centralised in either the Premier or the Minister for Planning. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Registrations are open for the Shelter NSW 'Housing Economics for Non-Economists' lecture series in April and May in Sydney. [Full Text]

The Good Growth Housing Conference will be held on 15 April in Sydney. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / GENERAL

The EU-based ISGlobal discussed seven steps Melbourne can take to regain its 'liveable city' crown. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / DESIGN / HERITAGE

The Victorian Government announced a review into Federation Square, following a determination by Heritage Victoria that affects the viability of a proposed Apple store on the site. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

The Victorian Greens welcomed plans to merge VicRoads and Public Transport Victoria into the Department of Transport as a stand-alone body. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / FINANCE / INDIGENOUS

Treasurer Tim Pallas launched a housing program to help Aboriginal Victorians buy their first home. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / LOCAL GOVERNMENT / ECONOMICS

The Victorian Local Governance Association discussed the Federal Budget and its relevance to Victorian Local Government. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / ENVIRONMENT

The Victorian Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability issued 'State of the Yarra and its Parklands: 2018 report'. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / EVENTS

Registrations are open for a Grattan Institute Federal Election Policy Pitch event on 17 April in Melbourne. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / INFRASTRUCTURE

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the companies that will build Brisbane's $5.4 billion Cross River Rail Project. [Full Text]

Premier Palaszczuk said the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program will deliver $12.6 billion in infrastructure outside the Brisbane region over the next four years. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / ECONOMICS / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Alan Tudge delivered the second annual progress report for the Townsville City Deal. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / INDUSTRY

The Real Estate Institute said the Queensland property market continues to defy national trends of falling prices, delivering good capital growth. [Full Text]

The Queensland Government announced that the first large development site within the former Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Athletes Village has been sold to Griffith University. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HOMELESSNESS

The WA Department of Communities released a Directions Paper for the 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Shelter WA said a pilot program which encourages landlords to rent through a Community Housing Provider by providing a land-tax exemption should be considered in WA. [Full Text]