Australia Will Not Have a Housing Induced Recession
For many in the housing sector, recent data has not been encouraging.
Property Staff Land Opportunities from Talent Mismatch
A mismatch between employer needs and skills which job seekers possess is creating opportunities for workers within Australia’s property sector notwithstanding the slowdown in property industry...
Property Industry Confidence Plummets to Five Year Lows
Confidence in Australia’s property industry has dropped to five year lows as fears about a deeper than expected housing market downturn continue to grow.
New Standards Will Transform Facility Management
Over recent decades, facility management (FM) has become a global profession as companies such as Sodexo, Compass Group, Aramark, ISS/A/S and CBRE have established operations across...
Australia’s Population Ticks Over to 25m
Australia's population has officially ticked over the 25 million mark.
Blockchain will Disrupt Facilities Management in Australia
When facilities managers hear about Bitcoin in the news, chances are they are not thinking about disruption to their own industry.
Four Questions You Should Ask Your Quantity Surveyor
Are you an investor who’s heard about the benefits of depreciation and have decided to start claiming?
Dubai Property ‘a Money-laundering Haven’
War profiteers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the US in recent years have used Dubai's real estate market as a haven for their assets,...
Which Method Best Suits Your Investment Strategy?
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows investors to choose between two methods of claiming depreciation on plant and equipment assets. These are the diminishing value and...
Financial Industry 'Must Change Forever'
The banking sector has been told it "must change forever" for forcing the Australian community to pay an immense financial and emotional price over many years.
'No Apologies' for Tax Proposals: Labor
The man who would be treasurer in a Labor federal government says the party makes no apology for wanting to change taxes to make Australia fairer.
Property Industry Fights For Negative Gearing
Opposing the abolition of negative gearing and discounts to capital gains tax will be the top advocacy issue for the property sector in the upcoming federal...
Stamp Duty Reform a Small Step Forward
The announcement by the NSW Government that stamp duty will be pegged to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a welcome small step towards reducing the...
Australia’s Property Sector Must Step Up on Paris Agreement
Back in December 2015, 174 countries and the European Union agreed to limit the increase in global average temperatures to well below two degrees Celsius above...
What’s the Difference Between a Repair and an Improvement?
Deductions for repairs, maintenance and improvements are areas the Australian Taxation Office pay particular attention to on annual tax returns.
Blockchain will Revolutionise Australia’s Property Sector
In commercial leasing, one set of processes which creates headaches for all involved is the current paper based system of arranging bank guarantees for landlords in...
Charging Foreign Owners Extra For Property Will Cost West Australian Jobs
They say, “money makes the world go ‘round” and although it may seem crass and crude, it’s quite true. Take a drive through any of WA’s...
NSW Council Rates Set To Rise
Ratepayers across NSW will be slugged with higher council fees after a ruling from the pricing regulator.