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Is Construction Volume the First Sign of Building Industry Downturn?
Business
Tuesday December 13 2016

Is Construction Volume the First Sign of Building Industry Downturn?

The construction boom in Australia may have passed its peak in its ability to act as a driver of economic growth, the latest figures suggest.

Will Government’s Free House Designs Waste Energy?
Residential
Monday October 5 2015

Will Government’s Free House Designs Waste Energy?

The Australian federal government, through the Department of Industry and Science’s YourHome.gov.au website, has released free architect‐designed plans and base specifications for homes to achieve a...

Housing Bubble Creates Jobs Bubble
Business
Tuesday June 23 2015

Housing Bubble Creates Jobs Bubble

Whether you believe there is a “housing bubble” or not, there is no question that the increase in new building approvals that has been consistent for...

Residential Construction Approvals Dropped Slightly In October
Residential
Monday December 2 2013

Residential Construction Approvals Dropped Slightly In October

A drop in building approvals during October won't be enough to spark an interest rate cut, an economist says.