We've renewed our call for first home buyers to be able to borrow from their superannuation account towards their deposit based on a new study: "Superannuation and Housing: growing the cake and eating it too".
The latest edition of the AIP’s Housing Affordability Index shows house repayments continuing to be affordable on historical comparisons, while deposits continue to be relatively unaffordable.
The Queensland parliament sits less time than any other parliament. What are they trying to hide?
What is clear is that by the end of the election, COVID-19 and the government's handling of it was the major issue for people changing their votes, as it was for Labor voters overall.
Labor has won the campaign with Annastacia Palaszczuk’s favourability increasing during the election period, and Deb Frecklington’s decreasing.
The private part of the partnership buys the rights to the system for 24 years for $1.5 Bn, and then allows Queensland Rail to use it for a payment over the same period of $2.4 Bn, plus another $2.4 Bn for maintenance.
The latest edition of the AIP’s Housing index shows why the HomeBuilder scheme has been so successful, and also explains evidence that house sales have been buoyant during the pandemic.
Annastacia Palaszczuk’s tough border policies are winning support from up to three quarters of Queenslanders but that might not be enough in itself to clinch the October 31 election with the economy and climate change rated more than twice as important as vote changers.
Bushfires are a recurring, and mostly beneficial, feature of Australia's ecology, with many plants and species evolved to depend on regular fires. However severe bushfires represent a threat to human life and property.
General government debt increases by up to 134% between June 2020 and June 2023, and total gross debt up as much as $47 billion to $118 billion in the same time period.