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...
Rudd Denies Ignoring Home Insulation Safety Risks
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has hit out at claims which he says suggest that he ignored safety warnings about the former home insulation scheme.
Labor Announces Federal Corruption Watchdog Plan
This Australia could be set for a federal anti-corruption watchdog depending on the next federal election result after Labor announced its intention to establish an anti-corruption...
Stamp Duty is Out of Control
Stamp duty bills across Australia have blown out and have risen by almost three times average house prices since the 1980s as a lack of reform...
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.
One Million Ordered to Evacuate Florence
More than one million people have fled toward higher ground in a mass evacuation ordered three days before the expected arrival of Hurricane Florence.
Investa Sets Date to Decide on Takeover
Investa Office Fund has set next Monday as the date for its shareholders to vote on Blackstone Group's sweetened $3.3 billion takeover bid.
Japan Cleaning up After Typhoon Kills 11
Japan has begun cleaning up after a powerful typhoon killed 11 people, injured hundreds and stranded thousands at a flooded airport, though when the airport in...