Thursday, 16 December 2021

AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HOMELESSNESS / FINANCE

The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation released an analysis of housing affordability for first home buyers and renters in capital cities and regions. [Full Text]

The Productivity Commission announced a review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / INDUSTRY / ECONOMICS

Housing prices in Australia have increased by 23 per cent over the past year, the highest growth in 20 years, according to Real Estate Institute. [Full Text]

The McKell Institute published a report on the effect of proposed policies that would allow younger Australians to use their superannuation deposits for a home-loan deposit. [Full Text]

The Real Estate Institute published a Year in Review report. [Full Text]

The Property Council published the results of its industry survey for the December quarter. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / COMMERCIAL / EMPLOYMENT

CBRE said that foreign investment in Australian commercial property has reached a new annual record. [Full Text]

CBRE released a report showing that people returned to CBD buildings this year much more quickly than they did in 2020. [Full Text]

More than 40 per cent of employed people were regularly working from home during the first half of August, according to the ABS. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / FINANCE

The Federal Opposition committed to establishing an an all-of-government framework for facilitating partnerships between super funds and projects of national importance. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT

The Productivity Commission published a report on public transport pricing in the wake of dramatically reduced patronage and revenue due to COVID-19. [Full Text]

NOT FOR PROFIT

The Federal Government announced an agreement with the states and territories to develop a national fundraising framework for charities. [Full Text]

INDIGENOUS / HEALTH / POPULATION

The ABS issued 'Closing the Gap and Other National Government Reporting'. [Full Text]

The Institute of Health & Welfare launched the website, 'Regional Insights for Indigenous Communities'. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / REGULATION

Treasury released a consultation paper on a proposed policy in which businesses would be legally obliged to adopt and send e-invoices. [Full Text]

FINANCE / ECONOMICS

Deloitte issued a forecast of Australia's superannuation industry over the next 20 years. [Full Text]

A report that estimates Gross Regional Product in major cities and regions has been published by SGS. [Full Text]

ENERGY / CLIMATE

The Climate Change Authority issued two reports: 'Economic data for a decarbonising world' and 'Measuring the low-emissions economy in Australia'. [Full Text]

The Climate Council issued 'Crunch Time: How Climate Action in the 2020s Will Define Australia'. [Full Text]

ClimateWorks outlined its 'System Change' methodology for driving ambitious climate action. [Full Text]

The Law Council issued its climate change policy. [Full Text]

TECHNOLOGY

The Federal Government released Australia's first Data Strategy. [Full Text]

DEFENCE

The National Audit Office published its annual review of the Department of Defence's major equipment acquisitions. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / CITIES

The Committee for Sydney issued 'Ten ideas for the next Greater Sydney Region Plan'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

The NSW Government issued 'Discussion Paper: A New Approach to Rezonings'. [Full Text]

NSW Planning will host an online information session about the Design and Place State Environmental Planning Policy today at 10am. [Full Text]

Landcom published its annual report. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / INDUSTRY / REGULATION

UNSW City Futures published research estimating that over half of apartment blocks in Sydney are likely to have building defects. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / CLIMATE

The members of the NSW Net Zero Emissions and Clean Economy Board have been announced. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / RESOURCES

The Victorian Government released a roadmap that identifies land for future quarrying of rock, sand and gravel for construction. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Victorian Government announced that it will lease land in Prahran, Port Melbourne and Hampton East to a consortium of community housing organisations to build, finance, operate and maintain 1,400 new homes on the sites for 40 years. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / WATER / ENVIRONMENT

The Victorian Government issued an action plan to protect waterways and landscapes in Melbourne's west. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Federal Government announced a further $316 million for in stage one of the Coomera Connector road project that connects Logan City and the Gold Coast in South East Queensland. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / CIRCULAR ECONOMY / ENERGY

The Tasmanian Government published a consultation paper on bioenergy. [Full Text]