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Health Impact Assessments: Get in the Know

Planning, also called urban planning or city and regional planning, is a dynamic profession that works to improve the welfare of people and their communities by creating more convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places for present and future generations.- American Planning Association…

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Policy

Trade Agreement a Clear Threat to Health

Academics and politicians have denounced a free trade agreement which is being called a serious threat to the Australian health industry and one that invites litigation from transnational corporations. 1,781 more words

Free Trade Agreement

Stamp duty has to go - time to consider greater reliance on land tax & GST

It is lamentable that our State Governments are so reliant on a source of revenue, stamp duty, that is very costly to the economy and has no defenders outside of State Treasuries who would greatly miss the money if it were gone (see figure above). 110 more words

Queensland

30 May 2015 (AFR) - New home sales in April rise to highest level in over five years, HIA says

(30 May 2015, AFR, p39, by Michael Bleby )

‘New home sales in April rose to their highest level in over five years, with demand for apartments picking up even as detached home sales slowed. 33 more words

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Hamad International Airport Long Stay Car Parking Charges

Well all good things must come to an end. And the free parking enjoyed in the HIA long stay has ceased to be. Unfortunately it’s a little more expensive than I was hoping for. 248 more words

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7 May 2015 (AFR) - New home sales hit four-year high in March: Housing Industry Association

(7 May 2015, AFR, p44, by Michael Bleby )

‘New home sales rose to a four-year high in March, as apartment purchases jumped 11.3 per cent, Housing Industry Association figures show. 34 more words

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5 May 2015 (AFR) - Approvals may be 'too much of a good thing' - Queensland apartments push housing approvals higher in March

(5 May 2015, AFR, p34, by Michael Bleby )

‘Approvals of new houses and apartments rose to a record level in March, pushed by a near-18 per cent jump in apartment approvals in Queensland and growth in the smaller states, even as approvals in the larger NSW and Victorian markets fell back. 37 more words

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