The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for innovative and new projects looking for ways to re-use discarded materials to make new products or for new uses, and for construction projects that want to re-use materials like construction waste, glass or plastic, to apply for new grants to help create a circular economy.
The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Business Index (Australian PBI) fell by 4.5 points to 38.1 in September 2020, pointing to a further contraction in activity and at an accelerating pace. This reflects the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and renewed activity restrictions and border closures in response to it (results below 50 points in […]
The Governments plan to improve access to finance is necessary and the move will not only help thousands of new home buyers get into their first home sooner but will also help steer Australia out of the economic problems brought on by Covid-19, Managing Director HIA Graham Wolfe said.
The latest research report from the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) on the impact of COVID-19 on population growth and housing is a welcome contribution to policy thinking, and a powerful call to action for the Federal Government on stimulus and migration.
“New Home Sales data released today (16 September 2020) confirms that HomeBuilder will support building activity and protect jobs in the December 2020 quarter,” commented HIA Chief Economist, Tim Reardon.
Western Australia’s economy is continuing to bounce back solidly behind its hard border, with new Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released showing 88 per cent of jobs in the State lost due to COVID-19 were recovered by August 22 2020.
“Industry welcomes the introduction into Parliament today (August 26 2020) of a Bill to extend the operation of the JobKeeper scheme and the short-term flexibility measures in the Fair Work Act, until late-March. The JobKeeper scheme is playing a vital role in saving thousands of businesses and millions of jobs. The short-term provisions in the […]
The WA Government is building Western Australia’s economy back-up from the pandemic by embarking on Building for Tomorrow, the biggest transport infrastructure program WA has seen.
The WA Government’s Regional Traineeship Program is now open to boost training, skills and employment opportunities across regional Western Australia.
The WA Government has announced a record $2 million in grants to support local businesses secure contract opportunities, more than doubling last year’s (2019) funding and supporting the WA Recovery Plan initiatives.