From: RADIO AUSTRALIA, 30 July 2009
New data shows the Australian housing market has seen its strongest growth since the financial crisis took hold.
The figures from Australian Property Monitors show house prices rose more than 3.3 per cent on average across the country in the June quarter.
That is the strongest quarterly growth in prices since December 2007.
From: Jacob Greber, Bloomberg, 29 July 2009
Australia's economy may rebound faster than the central bank forecast six months ago as consumer and business confidence surges, Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens said.
It appears "that the downturn we are having may turn out not to be one of the more serious ones of the post-War era, in contrast to the experiences of so many other countries," Stevens said in Sydney.
From: News Limited Newspapers, 17 August 2009
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From: 20 August 2009
SYDNEY - A measure of economic growth improved sharply in June, signalling that Australia may be through the worst of the economic downturn.
The annualised growth rate of the Westpac-Melbourne Institute leading index of economic activity was -3.3 per cent in June.
This was an improvement from -5.3 per cent in May and the best annualised rate in seven months.
From: NZHerald By Jacob Greber, 3 Sep 2009
Australia's economic growth unexpectedly accelerated in the second quarter.
Treasurer Wayne Swan said Australia's economy had grown faster than that of any other advanced country in the past year.
"This is a remarkable result given how fragile the global economy is," Swan said.
From: New Zealand Herald, 23 September 2009
According to the quarterly report, Government spending measures and a rebuilding of inventories were helping to support economic activity right now, but they would not be enough to secure a sustained improvement in the global economic outlook.
"High unemployment, tight credit and rapidly rising borrowing by Governments (which threatens to crowd out private investment) all bode poorly for the short-term outlook," D&B said.
From: Ausmove, 1 October 2009
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Published: 1:00PM Thursday November 12, 2009
Source: AAP/ONE News
Australia should shut the door to thousands of New Zealanders to help stabilise the nation's population at 26 million by 2050, federal Labor backbencher Kelvin Thomson says.
Migration from New Zealand is uncapped and the number of Kiwis permanently settling has jumped from 16,400 in 2002-03 to 47,800 last financial year.
Thomson says if Australia is to avoid an "environmental disaster", net overseas migration needs to be slashed from 213,500 to 70,000 a year.
Published: 4:00 AM Sunday Feb 28, 2010
Source: The New Zealand Herald
When you get up to work tomorrow, you're likely to be heading into a week that will earn you $619 less than the average Australian.
The latest wage figures in Australia show those across the Tasman earn an average NZ$1574 a week - an increase of 5.9 per cent over the year. In New Zealand, the average wage is $955.
The news is little surprise to Kiwis Carrey and Tommy Simons, who moved to the Gold Coast with their two young children three years ago.