December News

Scrapping stamp duty would increase GDP by $3.3 billion

​Australia’s GDP would increase by $3.3 billion and real consumption by $9.7 billion annually if conveyancing stamp duty was scrapped and replaced with more efficient revenue sources, according to economic modelling by Deloitte Access Economics.

​Upcoming events

The Australian Property Institute (API) delivers dozens of industry-leading property related events, functions and seminars nationally each year.

GBCA pushes for 'net zero' buildings

​The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has pledged to drive the property industry towards ‘net zero’ buildings, with a new label to recognise properties with no impact on energy, carbon and water.

Construction growth eases in November: PCI

The national construction industry continued to expand marginally in November, with the Ai Group/HIA Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) dropping 1.4 points to 50.7.

ATO hunts 32 years of property sale records

​The Australian Tax Office is boosting its data matching program by requesting 32 years’ worth of state property records in a bid to catch tax cheats and crack down on foreign buyers.