Budget should return to surplus in 2020/21, says Finance Minister

By | December 14th, 2016|Politics|

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has spoken about the Turnbull government's intention to get the budget back to surplus ASAP, without committing to any hard deadlines. “We need to make decisions that are both fiscally and economically responsible. Based on the numbers in the Budget a return to surplus is forecast, is projected for 2020/21,” Senator [...]

High-tech, sustainable living is finally here!

By | December 9th, 2016|lifestyle|

Who wants to live in a house with annual power and water bills that falls under $500? Everyone. A new eco-village, The Cape, Victoria allows its residents to enjoy perks such as affordable housing and game-changing housing sustainable technology in its 8.2-star energy rated homes. The seaside tech-savvy suburb is kitted with the latest sustainability [...]

Could you live in 35 square metres?

By | December 6th, 2016|lifestyle|

If that sounds just a bit too crowded for you, stay away from NSW and Victoria where the state governments have limited the minimum studio apartment size to 35 sq. m and 37 sq. m respectively. These restrictions fly in the face of the "micro apartment" concept that's springing up in cities like New York, [...]

The final RBA decision of the year! December 2016 rates decision.

By | December 6th, 2016|Loop Financial|

With the final RBA rates decision today until February 2017 (that is one long summer vacay!),  the Board have decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent, hmmm...that sounds familiar, anybody else have that Déjà vu feeling? The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace. Labour market [...]