July News

New API National Operations Manager

Canberra-based Ken Nichols has been appointed API National Operations Manager. Mr Nichols has been engaged on an interim basis for a period of about six months while the API undertakes a governance and structural Review.

Housing credit a concern: RP Data

The consistent increase in housing credit should raise alarm bells with the RBA, according to RP Data research analyst Cameron Kusher.

New dispute process to benefit Qld builders

The Queensland building industry has introduced a new dispute process under which the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) will provide early mediation when disputes arise.

Foreign investment under review

Substantial foreign investment levels have sparked an inquiry into FIRB regulations as figures potentially undermine claims that foreign investment is an insignificant share of demand.

Real estate agents demand Mr Fluffy list

The ACT real estate industry is calling for the release of a list of homes containing dangerous loose-fitted asbestos, also known as the Mr Fluffy homes, so agents and property managers can keep track of properties that have a stigmatised history.

Upcoming events

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