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Mac Mines Mining Camp, Queensland

Australian Government responds to FIFO report

THE Australian Government last week released its response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Regional Australia report 'Cancer of the bush or salvation for our cities? Fly-in, fly-out and drive-in, drive-out workforce practices in Regional Australia'.

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House under construction

Dwelling approvals fall 4.4 per cent in April

AFTER recording an upwardly revised increase of 2.9 per cent in March, the number of new dwellings approved in April decreased by 4.4 per cent, in seasonally adjusted terms, according to the latest figures released last week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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'Railway under concrete', Wingfield, Adelaide

Australian Infrastructure Audit Report released

AUSTRALIA'S productivity and quality of life will be tested, with population and economic growth set to cause increasing congestion and bottlenecks, according to the nation's first-ever comprehensive infrastructure audit.

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Australia seen from space at night

Federal Budget lacks plan for reform: UDIA

WHILST avoiding the controversy that plagued last year's Budget, the 2015-16 Federal Budget is light on the structural reforms necessary to drive Australia's future economic growth, according to the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).

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Brand new Iron Road S34814, Port Hedland

Audit assesses northern Australia's infrastructure

THE Australian Government last week released the first Infrastructure Australia audit of northern Australia's infrastructure, which outlines the region's current infrastructure asset base and its potential long-term needs.

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New House

Dwelling approvals up by 2.8 per cent in March

FOLLOWING a revised decrease of 1.6 per cent in February, the number of new dwellings approved in March increased by 2.8 per cent, in seasonally adjusted terms, according to the latest figures released last week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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