BUSINESS NEWS AND ARTICLES

Weaker migration weakens economy

  • November 20, 2018
  • FENCiT
“Governments should avoid whip-lash changes to migration strategies for fear of adversely impacting employment, wealth creation and revenue necessary to supply infrastructure and services,” stated Tim Reardon, HIA’s Principal Economist....

Credit squeeze puts brake on home building

  • November 19, 2018
  • FENCiT
“An unexpected tight squeeze on credit for home buyers is accelerating the slowdown in building activity,” said Mr Tim Reardon, HIA Principal Economist. HIA released its quarterly economic and industry...

Criminalising "wage theft" is not in anyone's interests

  • November 16, 2018
  • FENCiT
An industry group has urged the Queensland Government to resist rushing into the minefield of criminalising underpayment of wages. A Queensland Parliamentary Inquiry into so-called "wage theft" has recommended making...

Negative gearing poll highlights need for more detail about impact…

  • November 13, 2018
  • FENCiT
The Newspoll results on the Federal Opposition’s proposed changes to negative gearing for property underscores the need for more details about their impact on the Australian economy and households. According...

Stapled structures and managed investment trusts

  • November 9, 2018
  • FENCiT
The Property Council of Australia has welcomed the Senate Economics Legislation Committee recommendation that legislative certainty for stapled structure arrangements be provided to the Australian commercial real estate sector. “The...

Low rates offer support as housing cycle turns

  • November 9, 2018
  • FENCiT
“As the housing markets in Melbourne and Sydney continue to cool it will be increasingly important that households have clear guidance on any potential changes they may face in home...

Government intervention in WorkPac v Rossato casual employment case

  • November 8, 2018
  • FENCiT
"The WorkPac v Rossato Case, which was the subject of a hearing in the Federal Court, is important, but it does not reduce the need for urgent legislative intervention by...

Victoria's dependence on stamp duty revenue

  • November 6, 2018
  • FENCiT
“The Victorian Premier has highlighted the volatile nature of stamp duty revenue,” said HIA Executive Director Victoria, Fiona Nield. “The Victorian Treasury projections show that the softening housing market is...

Should your boss give you the afternoon off to celebrate…

  • November 6, 2018
  • FENCiT
If you live or work in Victoria, good news, Melbourne Cup Day is a public holiday. For the other ‘unlucky’ States and Territories, the celebration is simply another ordinary working...

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