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Migrating to Australia - Related News

Please find below news items from various sources all about moving to Australia from New Zealand or news about what is happening in Australia that could effect your decision. We do all the searching so all you have to do is check back to see what has happened lately.

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From: 20 October 2008

NAB and Aussie Home Loans have joined the rush to cut interest rates, following the ANZ's surprise move to change rates independent of the Reserve Bank for the first time in over a decade.

NAB yesterday dropped its standard variable home loan by 20 basis points to 8.36 per cent.

The 0.2 per cent cut would also apply to business loans, and some rates on fixed mortgages would be reduced by 0.3 per cent, the bank said in a statement.

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:, 19 August 2009

  • Agreement is biggest ever export deal
  • 'Will create jobs, help the environment'
  • Also shows China's not mad at us

From: News Limited Newspapers, 17 August 2009

David and Libby Koch say it's unlikely that the residential property market will plunge

  • Our house prices won't crash, David and Libby say
  • Concerns around what will happen once FHOG boost ends
  • Poll: What is your favourite type of property investment?
  • Your view: What are your share strategies?
  • Dollar Detective: How do you afford your kids?

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

When researching companies to provide container shipping services it is important to understand that ausmove can provide you with many container shipping options.

Shipping containers come in two sizes only, twenty foot and forty foot. Generally speaking the average three or four bedroom home will take up a twenty foot shipping container.

If you have a three bedroom home but have a lot of doubled-up furniture, for example two lounge suites or a lot of bulky outdoor furniture.Then you may need to cull some items to fit it all into a twenty foot shipping container.

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.

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