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Growth In Net Overseas Migration Fuels Property Demand

Australia is experiencing a resurgence in net overseas migration (NOM), according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Beidar Cho, ABS demography director, said that in the year ending 30 September 2016, NOM increased by nearly 9%, adding 193,200 people to the Australian population. “This is in contrast to the declines…

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Retirement affordability: a bigger problem than housing affordability?

Housing affordability is such a hot topic now that evidently a number of Federal backbenchers – along with Pauline Hanson – are urging that young homebuyers be able to access their superannuation to enter the housing market.  This is not good policy and reeks of short term reactive opportunism. Hopefully the government will resist the…

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