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Top of the class: school zones boost prices in 2016

New REIV data shows that homes located within the catchment area for some of Melbourne’s best public secondary schools are fetching close to a $600,000 premium compared to those outside the zone.   In 2016, the median house price of properties with more than two-bedrooms in desirable public schoo...

Election 2016: will the infrastructure promises meet Australia's needs?

Despite Malcolm Turnbull's enthusiasm for public transport, the Coalition tends to favour road projects over rail.AAP/Lukas CochCome election time, voters could be forgiven for seeing transport infrastructure as a slush fund. Politicians insist they’re all for sound economic management, but we...

A focus on economics (the dismal science) has produced a dismal election debate

In past decades many federal elections (perhaps most) have been fought on economic issues and economic management – most recently the elections in 2013, 2010 and 2004 to name just a few. The 2016 federal election is again supposedly about economic prosperity, our economic transformation from b...

Indigenous suicide rates in the Kimberley seven times national average

Results of a new audit tell a tale that is, sadly, all-too-familiar across the Top End of Australia. Rates of Indigenous suicide in the Kimberley region over the last ten years were seven times the national average.While the national rate is about 12 people dying by suicide for every 100,000 people...

Rush to dam northern Australia comes at the expense of sustainability

Coping with floods is just one of the issues dams need to deal with. Tatters ❀/Flickr, CC BY-NDAhead of the election, the major parties have released different visions for developing northern Australia. The Coalition has committed to dam projects across Queensland; Labor has pledged to suppor...

Wind and solar PV have won the race – it's too late for other clean energy technologies

Across the world, solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind are the dominant clean energy technologies. This dominance is likely to become overwhelming over the next few years, preventing other clean energy technologies (including carbon capture and storage, nuclear and other renewables) from growing much.A...

 

The LifeStyle Bulletin

Turnbull Government commits to Oaklands Crossing upgrade

A re-elected Turnbull Coalition Government will provide $40 million towards a grade separation that will reduce congestion and improve safety at Oakla...

Vivid Sydney 2016 Smashes Visitor Record

Vivid Sydney has once again shown its lure as a major international festival cracking the 2-million visitor mark. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Maj...

National Workplace Safety Exhibition

More than 5,000 decision makers in Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) across manufacturing, government, construction, healthcare, transport, distribu...

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