The latest data shows that nationally confidence dipped one point over the previous quarter from 132 to 131 but remains buoyant, as a score of 100 is considered neutral.

Confidence levels in NSW have hit historic highs and lead the nation rising from 146 to 149 points. The NT and ACT also recorded strong gains up ten and eight points respectively to 132 and 119 on the index. Victoria held steady, dropping only one point to 131, and is…