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Firefighters accuse Government of pushing flammable cladding issue 'out of sight'
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:49:56 +1100

The Federal Government is accused of dropping the ball on public safety in the building industry, after leaving responsibility for flammable cladding up in the air.

Household debt 'extremely elevated' and tipped to grow
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:01:50 +1100

Australia's household debt to income ratio hits nearly 200 per cent, a level UBS analysts call "extremely elevated" and "one of the highest in the world".

Why Australians should worry about a housing crash
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:58:23 +1100

History shows it's misguided to predict an imminent Australian housing crash, but also that it's sheer folly to write-off the possibility.

Low rates cut productivity, breed zombie firms: BIS
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:15:00 +1100

Persistently low interest rates are cutting productivity and creating so-called zombie firms, warns the Swiss-based central bank of central banks.

Apartment boom continues as development approvals jump
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:08:24 +1100

The Australian residential building boom continues to defy expectations of a downturn, led by a surge in approvals for apartments.

After years of waiting, a tantalising sneak peek at Perth's new 'heart'
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 18:12:08 +1100

One month ahead of its opening to the public, the most complete look yet at Yagan Square the project that will finally link the Perth CBD and Northbridge is revealed.

Hisense Arena safe for Australian Open despite combustible cladding, authorities say
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 17:06:21 +1100

One of the showpiece courts for next week's Australian Open has combustible cladding on its exterior, but authorities say tennis fans will be safe watching matches at the Melbourne arena.

ASX in 2018: Running with the bulls or fleeing from the bears?
Tue, 02 Jan 2018 07:00:00 +1100

After a pretty ordinary first nine months, the ASX enjoyed a mini-rally to finish 2017, but can the momentum be sustained in the face of a very patchy economy?

Adelaide City Council to buy vacant Le Cornu site
Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:46:37 +1100

The former Le Cornu furniture business site on O'Connell Street in North Adelaide which has been vacant for 28 years will be bought by the Adelaide City Council.

Apartment owners battle property company Network Pacific over lucrative management contracts
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:04:28 +1100

When Jennifer Fletcher bought her luxury apartment in Melbourne, she never thought it would lead to a battle with one of the country's biggest building management companies.