Australia will temporarily waive the visa application fees for international students and backpackers, in a move aimed at addressing workforce shortages.
While confidence remains relatively stable, strong November results for the retail sector could trigger false hope, economists warn.
At a certain point in life, many wonder what's better: to pay off the home loan ASAP or top up your superannuation?
More Australians are quitting their jobs for better-paid ones as they make the career moves they put on hold earlier in the pandemic.
Australia will reopen its international borders to more than 200,000 visa holders as it moves towards the final phase of the national reopening plan.
CBA’s head of Australian economics has made a bold prediction for the future, claiming the market is “in the twilight of an incredible boom.”
Wages in just one part of Australia have largely kept up with property price increases over the past two decades - the Northern Territory.
The geniuses in the financial markets – and they must be geniuses because they’re paid far more than we are – think next year will be an absolute ripper.
Housing affordability in Sydney is expected to deteriorate to its worst level in a decade amid surging prices despite a rise in listings.
Australian Property Investor Magazine
Rents across Australia took off in the last quarter but, strangely, rental yields actually fell.
When trying to grasp the many variables that will shape the property market in 2022, prospective investors are contending with a range of conflicting influences.
As the United Kingdom and United States experience a boom in foreign property investment, buyers from Asia and elsewhere are increasingly shying away from Australia.
Coastal and lifestyle suburbs, including luxury apartments, are showing no signs of easing up, according to developers and buyers’ agents.
Builders are turning to alternative construction materials to alleviate the massive carbon footprint being left by traditional structural constituents.
Westpac has become the first major bank this year to increase its fixed rates for owner occupiers and investors.
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Hidden away in the back of the Australian Budget and unmentioned in the Treasurers speech, was a simple statement confirming that:
“The Government will replace the individual tax residency rules with a new framework that is easy to understand, provides certainty and reduces compl…
We trust this seminar gives you a clearer understanding of the Australian Budget Announcements including:
• How Covid19 has impacted the Australian Government’s federal finances
• Measures the Government intends to undertake to reinvigorate the Australian economy
• Latest taxatio…
Australian property prices look to be on a rocketing path, with first home buyers, low-interest rates and FOMO (fear of missing out) fueling the demand for the start of 2021.
However, with stimulus packages coming to an end, and international borders remaining closed, can this ex…
For anyone considering Australia as a future place of residence planning your taxation affairs is a critical element of the migration process.
The Australian taxation system is extremely complex and taxes residents worldwide income.
Thankfully, legal and sensible tax …