Queensland’s biggest economic challenge isn’t debt – it’s growth

By Fabrizio Carmignani, Griffith University Queensland has a new Labor minority government, led by Annastacia Palaszczuk, after the shock defeat of the Liberal National Party. Labor’s pre-election promises were “modest”, leaving many now wondering about the new government’s policy agenda. So in this series, experts examine some of the big challenges facing Australia’s third biggest…

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Australia’s economy looks set for a downturn which could genuinely hurt | Pete Wargent

We are all a product of our environment. Being British by birth and later an adopted Aussie, I’ve formed a view over the long run that capital city property investment can “work” as an effective inflation hedge provided that you fully understand and resolve to stick to a a number of basic rules. As the…

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Review into foreign investment in Australian residential property | Cameron Kusher

The Australian House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics released its findings following a review of foreign investment. The findings are highlighted in this week’s CoreLogic RP Data Property Pulse. Last week the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics released their recommendations following their investigation into Australia’s foreign investment framework as it applies to…


2014 – a positive year for investors…mostly | Shane Oliver

2014 has been a positive but somewhat constrained and messy year for investors. 2015 is likely to see okay but uneven global growth, low inflation and easy monetary conditions. In recent economic commentary Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital, provides a review of 2014 and an idea of how 2015 is shaping…

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Disillusioned First Home Buyers Choose Rentals Over Mortgages

First home buyers have given up on buying compared with last year according to the recent Home Loan Insights Survey. Despite no change to the official cash rate, more Australians have given up on the property market with triple the number of first home buyers preferring to rent than commit to a mortgage. The survey…


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