The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) welcomed the 2020 Federal Budget saying that it invests decisively in the recovery challenge but could be leveraged further to drive stronger sustainability outcomes.
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 Property Council of Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s move to simplify and clarify responsible lending obligations to ensure that Australians continue to have access to credit in a more timely and efficient way.
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.
“The HomeBuilder program has been very positive for the detached house sector but the impact of this program is yet to be seen in ABS approval data. The lift in detached house approvals in July (2020) is more likely reflect building application lodgement and processing returning to normal after the shut-down,” stated HIA Chief Economist, […]
“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.