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Make housing affordable and cut road congestion all at once? Here’s a way

A combination of transit-oriented centres, inclusionary zoning and a special rate on land instead of stamp duty could make housing more affordable by cutting congestion, development and travel costs, writes… Martin Payne, University of Sydney Two of the most pressing problems for Australian cities are housing affordability and traffic congestion. But there is an approach…

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Housing finance accelerates

Total housing finance accelerated to $33.4 billion in seasonally adjusted terms in December 2016, according to the ABS. The original data showed that the preceding month of November saw an unprecedented $36.8 billion of housing finance commitments. The smoothed trend figures suggest a strong re-acceleration in total housing finance since February 2016. For once the…


21 Inspiring Love Quotes

Whether it’s about celebrating Valentines day this week – or simply celebrating the ones you love… Here’s some truly beautiful love quotes to remind us what’s really important. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert A. Heinlein  “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we…

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