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Economy

Brisbane’s Empty Tunnels

#Traffic #Infrastructure #HeiseSays Brisbane’s huge investment in road infrastructure has proven ineffective at addressing traffic congestion. References No congestion-busting benefit from Brisbane’s $10 billion toll roads: expert https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/queensland/no-congestion-busting-benefit-from-brisbane-s-10-billion-toll-roads-expert-20191014-p530m4.html?fbclid=IwAR23rlyXAgxuRxH5RWu1cnp4ddxzWG5OMg9QspkCPOGQJrV5-88wfKDeUXo

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Water

New NSW Dam Construction

#NSW #DAMs #HeiseSays New South Wales is planning to build its first dam in 37 years. References PM ‘loves premiers who want to build dams’ https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6435181/pm-loves-premiers-who-want-to-build-dams/?cs=14264

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Economy

Australian Asset Recycling

Australia #AssetRecycling #Infrastructure #HeiseSays Calls for Asset Recycling are becoming louder. Will we learn from the past? References https://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/public-private-partnerships.asp Josh Frydenberg rejects state push to bring back asset recycling https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/josh-frydenberg-rejects-state-push-to-bring-back-asset-recycling/news-story/2147b64f5c81d6062d87450bec7acb98 Asset recycling may look new and exciting. But it’s the last gasp of a failed model https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/07/asset-recycling-may-look-new-and-exciting-but-its-the-last-gasp-of-a-failed-model

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Economy

ATO’s Tax Rebate isn’t working

#ATO #TaxReturn #Taxes It looks like the recent tax rebates are not stimulating the economy as much as hoped because people are using it to pay off debt. An encouraging sign or more evidence that people are getting worried? References ATO’s tax rebate fails to stimulate the economy as Aussie use it to pay off […]

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Construction Economy Housing Crash

Foreign Investment Crashes in Australia

#ForeignInvestment #AusPOL #Housing Foreign Investment in Australian Real Estate and housing has crashed in recent years. Let’s look at how high it was and consider the implications it has had on housing prices and the quality of our housing stock. Did such rapid growth in foreign investment overheat our construction industry and are we going […]

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Economy Housing Crash

Perth Housing Crashing

#Stimulus #AusPOL #Housing The West Australian government is hoping that a first home buyers stimulus will help stimulate their declining housing sector. With a short timeframe and a loosening of criteria, it seems like a desperate move, particularly with additional interest rate cuts on the way. References Stimulus starts as Perth house prices fall https://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/stimulus-starts-as-perth-house-prices-fall/news-story/c3288798c8540fb16d7f942d0cb56cf7

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Indigenous

Why is Indigenous Literacy so low? – References

#Literacy #indigenous #Aboriginal Protesting about a date is pointless if people can’t read a calendar. https://youtu.be/-4_1Ohz48Yg Donate to ILF https://bit.ly/2EUmlNd References   Aboriginal literacy rates https://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/education/aboriginal-literacy-rates Indigenous Literacy Foundation https://www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au/