Property Investors Council of Australia lobby group launched to stop landlords being ‘singled out’

JENNIFER DUKE-  OCT 20, 2017 Australia’s millions of property investors will soon have a new outlet to lobby the government, with a group set to launch aiming to protect their interests. In a draft announcement provided to Domain, the soon-to-be-formed Property Investors Council of Australia (PICA) describes themselves as a not-for-profit association run “by property investors, for the interests of…

Sydney home buyers flocking to last affordable enclave the Central Coast.

JENNIFER DUKE – OCT 29, 2017  When Damian Pasternak and Danielli Paiva were deciding where to buy their first home, they quickly realised the upper north shore suburb of Roseville, where they are renting, was not an option. Instead, they started looking a further 50 kilometres north along the Central Coast. “[The decision was] mainly price-driven. Sydney is too expensive at the moment,” Mr Pasternak said.…

Reason Sydney outside top 10 cities in global liveability index is not terrorism

As a Sydneysider I was naturally outraged to discover that my glorious city had dropped out of the top 10 of the annual Global Liveability Report. And despite our celebrated existential rivalry, it wasn’t because Melbourne celebrated an entire decade at the top of the chart thanks to its efficient tramways, excitingly random hourly weather changes, and the evolutionary…