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Social impact investing designed in Turnbull national housing plan impacting North Queensland

Social impact Investing - Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison announces the new National Housing Finance Corporation

Federal housing policy governance and finance Social impact investing and the Turnbull government’s replacement for the failed National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) has been announced by the federal Assistant Treasurer in the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC), as planned in the federal budget. Although the Turnbull government scheme is defined

First home buyers get leg up from Turnbull Government

First Home Buyers

First home buyers super savings First Home buyers are set to receive a boost to their home saving options as the Turnbull government's plan for a First Homebuyer Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS) passed the parliament, and older Australian are allowed to contribute money from the sale of their family home into

Police academy site arrest from government inaction in Townsville

Police Academy - New recruits celebrating graduation at the Queeensland Police Academy in Townsville.

Property Council police academy plan Townsville’s police academy site at Belgian Gardens fronting Rowes Bay in Townsville has been earmarked in a review of government-owned land by the Property Council of Queensland as a prime development asset to boost tourism and revitalise the CBD. The proposed 10,500 m2 mixed use residential and

Victims in Aged and Retired Housing Being Smuggled in Legal Scandal

Retired - Elderly Couple planning for retirement living

The Queensland government is being accused of smuggling aged and retired victims through disingenuous complaints handling, regulatory investigation and mediation processes that encourage unscrupulous operators to pay out thousands of dollars in hush money, in an effort to cover up serious failures in legislative integrity and government waste. The effectiveness of

Why investor-driven urban density is inevitably linked to disadvantage

Investor - Chinese Garden and Urban Development in Sydney Australia

The densification of Australian cities has been heralded as a boon for housing choice and diversity. The up-beat promotion of “the swing to urban living” by one of Australia’s leading developer lobby groups epitomises the rhetoric around this seismic shift in housing. This article is the third in a series based on new

Housing bill puts fox in Queensland’s chicken house

Housing - chickens represent the metaphor of the Queensland State Government's Housing strategy that puts the foxes in charge of the Coop

Exploiting ordinary Australians with onerous housing laws The Queensland State Government has introduced yet another bill into the Queensland Parliament raising the requirements for private rental owners and social housing operators to treat harm symptoms after an ABC Four Corners program reported retirement village operators are exploiting vulnerable residents with unfair

Idalia – Top Price Property Of The Week – 8 Waterbury Terrace – $725,000

Idalia - Feature front elevation view of 8 Waterbury Terrace

This week’s winner – 8 Waterbury Terrace Idalia In Idalia, falling in love with the house of your dreams on a waterfront lot with designer opulence fused with beautiful indoor and outdoor characteristic causes the heart to beat above the normal resting rate. This excitement is especially so for the buyers of

North Ward – Top Price Property Of The Week – 49 Alexandra Street – $752,500

North Ward - Front view of 49 Alexandra Street Townsville

This week’s winner – 49 Alexandra Street North Ward This week’s residential property Top Price Winner of the Week brings romance and majesty appeal together with fine features and fabulous function synonymous with the fusion of vintage and contemporary style showcased in an outstanding traditional Queenslander such as 49 Alexandra Street North Ward. Just

Mount Low – Top Price Property Of The Week – 6 Newell Court – $560,000

Mount Low - elevated view of 6 Newell Court

This week’s winner – 6 Newell Court Mount Low As part of the northern beaches development corridor in Townsville North Queensland, Mount Low is popular with couples and families because of the estates such as Sanctum offering block sizes larger than the average property. The neighbourhood of just over 4600 residents and

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