Another rise in lending to first home buyers was the high point in housing finance news released this week by the Bureau of Statistics.
The figures show that the number of commitments for owner-occupied housing finance fell 0.5 per cent in June 2018, in trend terms.
Sales of new homes rose in June, for the first time in 2018, according to a monthly survey of Australia’s largest volume home builders.
The latest HIA New Home Sales report shows that new home sales rose 2.2 per cent in June 2018.
As Keep Australia Beautiful Week rolls around again, we’re glad to report there’s an increasing downward trend in public litter. That said, the task at hand is far from over.
The results of the 2017 Keep Australia Beautiful National Litter Index have shown an overall 4.3 per cent reduction of litter counted, however many significant reductions were offset by a disappointing increase of litter at beach sites (+15.9 per cent).
Australians are on the move, new data shows.
In fact, the number of people moving interstate in 2016-17 was the highest in 13 years, and the number of arrivals of overseas migrants was the highest on record.
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