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CommSec released its State of the States economic performance report. [Full Text]

The ABS released inflation figures for the June quarter. [Full Text]

The low CPI figure should provide scope for an interest rate cut when the RBA Board meets next week, according to the Real Estate Institute. [Full Text]

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation issued a summary of its investments in 2015-16, including investments in cities and the built environment. [Full Text]

Anthony Albanese welcomed his appointment as Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development and Shadow Minister for Tourism. [Full Text]

MP Pat Conroy issued a statement on his appointment as Shadow Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Shadow Assistant Minister for Infrastructure. [Full Text]

Senator Doug Cameron issued a statement on his appointment as Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness. [Full Text]

Hawker Britton issued a paper on Federal Labor's Shadow Ministry. [Full Text]

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry said the new Labor frontbench needs to put the national interest ahead of partisan interest. [Full Text]

The Grattan Institute issued 'Perils of place: identifying hotspots of health inequality'. [Full Text]

The Institute of Health and Welfare issued 'Residential aged care and Home Care 2014-15'. [Full Text]

EY and the Property Council issued 'Grow the talent pool - Insights on gender representation in property'. [Full Text]

The ABS announced that the results of the Census on August 9 will be released in mid-2017. [Full Text]

Minister Mark Speakman and the Property Council issued '5 Good Ideas for a Sustainable Future' for NSW. [Full Text]

The Environmental Defender's Office issued 'Planning for climate change: how the NSW planning system can better tackle greenhouse gas emissions'. [Full Text]

The Greater Sydney Commission issued an update on the creation of a strategic vision for Greater Parramatta and the Olympic Peninsula. [Full Text]

NSW Planning and Environment called for feedback on a concept proposal for a new sports stadium at Parramatta. [Full Text]

NSW Planning and Environment also released an outcomes report and survey report from a recent workshop on the revitalisation of Rhodes East. [Full Text]

An updated Metropolitan Housing Monitor for the Greater Sydney Region has been released. [Full Text]

The suburbs of Sydney, Parramatta, Ryde and Rockdale lead the housing completions over twelve months with mainly apartments constructed, according to the Urban Taskforce. [Full Text]

The NSW Office of State Revenue issued 'First Home Benefits: Top 20 Postcodes by Value - NSW'. [Full Text]

Shadow Treasurer Ryan Park said the percentage of first home buyer loans taken out in May has plummeted to lows not seen since 1991. [Full Text]

A summary is online for presentations given at a recent Shared Homeownership Working Group event by RDA Sydney. [Full Text]

The NSW Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People issued 'NSW Strategic Plan for Children and Young People 2016 - 2019', including a section on participation in decision-making processes. [Full Text]

Winners of the Urban Taskforce Development Excellence Awards have been announced. [Full Text]

Finalists in the UDIA NSW Meriton Awards for Excellence have been announced. [Full Text]

The ACT is top ranked on housing finance, according to the CommSec State of the States report. [Full Text]

Treasurer Tim Pallas said that Victoria has the fastest annual economic growth rate in the nation. [Full Text]

The UDIA said that Melbourne's population is set to double within 15 years, and called on the Victorian Government to relieve regulatory pressures on residential development in growth areas. [Full Text]

The City of Melbourne released 'Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal Master Plan'. [Full Text]

Minister Jackie Trad announced that she will consider a ministerial call-in of a proposed mixed-use development to include 1,350 residential dwellings as part of the South Brisbane Riverside Neighbourhood Plan. [Full Text]

Hawker Britton issued a pre-election brief for the NT. [Full Text]

Adelaide Mayor Martin Haese welcomed the CommSec State of the States report. [Full Text]

Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis said SA registered improved performance in the housing finance category. [Full Text]

The Property Council said we need to create an environment that turns our state into a hub of innovation and investment. [Full Text]

Renewal SA announced the preferred proponents to develop waterfront precincts at Port Adelaide. [Full Text]

Minister Stephen Mullighan issued an update on the Bowden development on the fringe of the Adelaide CBD. [Full Text]

Minister Mulligan announced $12 million in partnership with Adelaide City Council for north-south and east-west bikeways through the CBD. [Full Text]

The Property Council made recommendations on the draft City of Subiaco Activity Centre Plan, including increased height, density and incentives for affordable housing. [Full Text]

The UDIA issued an article on the use of Residential Design Codes in medium and high-density development in WA. [Full Text]