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Confidence in Post-Election Australia

July 20th, 2016

Consumer confidence is easing in post-election Australia, with business confidence rebounding despite political and economic uncertainty. The latest ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence survey recorded a 0.5 percent decline in sentiment, with the weekly index having slipped for three weeks in a row. Business confidence is in a healthier position, with NAB’s monthly business survey showing post-election highs of +6, a […]

First Home Buyers Continue to Struggle

July 20th, 2016

The number of first-home buyers in Australia has reached its lowest level in over a decade, according to new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). After years of sustained slowdown, first-home buyer numbers are now sitting at just 13.9 percent as a proportion of all home buyers, the lowest level since March 2004. Despite tough conditions for new […]

Creating Quiet Places at Home

July 18th, 2016

In a world that’s getting busier and noisier all the time, quiet and peaceful spaces are more important than ever before. The creation of silent, comfortable living areas is both an art and a science, with functionality and design needing to come together and work as one. The design of restful spaces has become a popular motif in architecture and […]

The Wonders of Fruit & Veg

July 18th, 2016

Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of any healthy diet. Not only do they add taste, colour, and texture to our food, fruit and veg also provides us with the vitamins, nutrients, and fibre we need to help manage our weight and stay healthy. Eating plenty of produce has also been shown to increase energy levels and decrease the […]

The Rise of Electric Cars

July 18th, 2016

The market for electric cars continues to evolve, as technology improves, battery prices drop, and demand grows across the world. According to a new report from Lux Research, the market will reach $10 Billion by 2020, with six large car makers accounting for 90 percent of demand. While auto manufacturers Tesla will continue to lead the charge, BYD will dominate […]