Australian property market 2015 forecast

The post Australian property market 2015 forecast appeared first on Oak Laurel. Australian property market 2015 forecast: Good news for borrowers and real estate owners The reserve bank of Australia may not have cut the cash rate today but another 0.25% rate cut before the end of the year appears likely if not inevitable. This […]

Median house price soars in Mt Waverley

Median house price soars in Mt Waverley by REBECCA DI NUZZO WAVERLEY’S STATUS AS A PROPERTY HOT SPOT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED WITH THE SUBURB RANKING AMONG MELBOURNE’S TOP 25 SURBURBS FOR THE BIGGEST GROWTH IN HOUSE PRICES. The median house price shot up 18.1 per cent to $980,000 in the year to March, eclipsing neighbouring […]

CFMEU empire crumbles as union agrees to pay Grocon $3.5m over Emporium blockade

UPDATE: CFMEU secretary John Setka says he won’t resign despite the union paying a $3.55 million legal bill to Grocon, but says there are “some regrets”. When asked by Neil Mitchell on 3AW if he would resign, Mr Setka said: “No I won’t Neil.” The CFMEU has been forced to pay for the illegal blockade […]

What is a Union?

What is a Union? “With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organisation that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character, than any other association.” Clarence Darrow A modern definition of what a trade […]

Business union payments ‘entirely possible’

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has acknowledged it’s ‘entirely possible’ businesses chipped in union members’ fees while he headed the Australian Workers Union. But he denied he traded away workers’ conditions in exchange for direct payments to unions. Mr Shorten says he’s 100 per cent relaxed about his record as a union boss as he prepares […]