“Changes to existing capital gains tax and negative gearing arrangements on residential investment properties proposed by the Federal Opposition will dampen first home buyer capacity to save for their first home,” stated HIA’s Managing Director, Graham Wolfe.
The Property Council has warmly welcomed the appointment of Davina Rooney as the new chief executive officer of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
“The Australian Industry Group’s submission to this year’s (2019) Annual Wage Review argues that a modest wage increase of 2% is warranted. This equates to an increase of about $14.40 per week in the National Minimum Wage and about $16.75 per week at the base trade level,” Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said.
Both major parties need to re-commit to policy agendas for economic growth following the worse than expected performance by the Australian economy in the closing months of last year (2018),” said Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia.
“The Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, has today (March 6 2019) raised a number of important issues for consideration as we move towards the looming election campaign,” Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said.
The devastating effects of the drought may no longer be headline news, but the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) knows that the impacts are still being felt right across the country.
Labor’s “Tradie Pay Guarantee” policy announced is a positive step in highlighting the important contribution building and construction makes to the community and economy, but caution must be taken to avoid adopting overly simple solutions to complex problems.
“One of nine new forestry hubs announced by the Prime Minster is great news for the North East NSW timber regions,” said Andrew Hurford, President of Timber NSW.
The Territory Government, in partnership with the Motor Accidents Compensation Commission, launched their first speed safety campaign over the weekend; ‘Speeding. There’s no future in it’.
The Infrastructure Priority List published by Infrastructure Australia (IA) puts in sharp relief the requirements of a growing Australia.