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An industry forum in the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Melbourne On 13th February 2024, FWPA had been invited to the RBA office in Melbourne for the brief of Statement on Monetary Policy. The…

Economy is growing, but barely
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The economy dodged another bullet in the December quarter with GDP up 0.2% over the period and annualised growth rising to 1.5%. Whilst a very moderate result, the sustained emphasis on lower…

Monthly CPI continues to show inflation easing
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Australia’s monthly inflation data – delivered through the Consumer Price Index (CPI) – is the most-timely information on what is happening with price movements in the economy. The January…

Housing Approvals – Still searching for the positives
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Australia’s dwelling approvals data continues to underperform demand, with very little positive information. On an annualised basis, detached house approvals for the year-ending Janua…

Housing finance measures deteriorate
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A few months of momentum in shifting housing finance back into positive growth was wiped out in December and January. Still, there was light at the end of the dark tunnel, with January 2024 up 8.…

Employment_ the great bellwether for economic conditions
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Much like the Micawber Principle, distilled from the ever-indebted Wilkins Macawber in Charles Dickens’ novel David Copperfield, if you have a job and barely sufficient income, the result…

Softwood sales slide to 2.68 million m3
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Locally produced saw softwood sales slid to 2,68 million m3 year-ended January 2024, down 7.8% compared with the year prior. Sales in January totalled 168,158 m3, down 13.3% on January 2023 a…

More money in the pocket
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Australia is rapidly approaching a new inflationary moment. When the clock ticks over to 1st July, the amended and broader-based Stage 3 Tax Cuts will kick in. That will put money into the hand…