The Real Story Behind Australia’s Unemployment Rate

July 25th, 2013

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australia’s unemployment rate is 5.7%, but there’s more statistical information behind this worth examining. The employment and population growth figures indicate whether the number of jo

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Lawyers Concerned Over Changes to Planning Laws

July 22nd, 2013

Former Justice Paul Stein and the NSW Law Society are concerned about changes to the NSW planning law system, as it has inadequate and non-mandatory provisions for community consultation and may become corrupted. The NSW Law Society stated that th

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New CSG Laws Welcomed by NSW MP

July 15th, 2013

Recent federal laws mean that future coal mining and coal seam gas (CSG) projects will not be permitted to risk harm to Australia's water supply. New projects will be required to satisfy an independent expert scientific committee that any work wil

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Housing Bubble Unlikely in Australia

July 10th, 2013

Australia is not expected to experience a housing bubble, according to industry experts. Both Citi Research and economist Saul Eslake said that it is unlikely the country is at risk of a housing bubble reforming, according to information from Prop

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The Effects of Air Pollution in Cities

July 8th, 2013

The levels of air pollution in towns and cities could be responsible for major health problems in urban populations, according to The Fifth Estate. Now that more than half of the world's population resides in towns and cities, town planning needs

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