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Dwelling approvals decrease by 8.7 per cent in September

FOLLOWING a decrease of 1.8 per cent in August, the total number of new dwellings approved in September decreased by 8.7 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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From housing assets to housing people: Fixing Australia's social housing system

IPA launches plan to fix Australia's 'broken' public housing system

A MAJOR new report by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, with financial modelling by KPMG, released at the National Press Club last week, outlines a plan to fix Australia's struggling public housing system by providing more money and more places for vulnerable households.

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Dwelling approvals decrease by 1.8 per cent in August

FOLLOWING an increase of 12.0 per cent in July, the total number of new dwellings approved in August decreased by 1.8 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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M80 Ring Road, near Thomastown, Melbourne

Four more projects added to Australia's Infrastructure Priority List

INFRASTRUCTURE Australia, the nation's independent infrastructure advisor, last week updated its Infrastructure Priority List to include four additional projects that address Australia's current infrastructure gaps and meet the challenges of the future.

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EastLink, Melbourne

IPA calls for national leadership to manage road congestion issues

THE release of Transurban's road user study at Infrastructure Partnerships Australia's annual Partnerships symposium confirms the need for a detailed national process to fix transport, according to the peak body for the nation's infrastructure sector.

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Dwelling approvals fall 2.9 per cent in June

FOLLOWING a revised decrease of 5.2 per cent in May, the total number of new dwellings approved in June decreased by 2.9 per cent, in seasonally adjusted terms, according to the latest figures released this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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Dwelling approvals decrease 5.2 per cent in May

FOLLOWING a revised increase of 3.3 per cent in April, the total number of new dwellings approved in May decreased by 5.2 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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Great Northern Highway, Western Australia

ALGA releases 2016-17 State of the Regions report

THE Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) last month released the 2016-17 State of the Regions report, which finds a widening gap in employment rates, household incomes and productivity between and within Australia's regions and cities.

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