Wednesday, 19 June 2019 Sydney

Invest In Australia Blog::

  • Sydney Metro to open in May


    Customers will be able to travel from Rouse Hill to Chatswood on the Northwest Metro from Sunday, 26 May 2019.

    The Northwest Metro, the first of four Sydney Metro projects, is a turn-up-and-go rail service with 13 stations between Tallawong and Chatswood. 

    Trains will run every four minutes in each direction at peak times on the Metro Northwest Line.

    In the future, trains may run up to every two minutes. 

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  • Retail turnover rises 0.3 per cent in March

    Australian retail turnover rose 0.3 per cent in March 2019, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures. 

    This follows a 0.9 per cent rise in February 2019.

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  • International Investment Position, Australia: Supplementary Statistics, 2018


    Australia's net international liability position as at 31 December 2018 was $975.7b, an increase of $6.9b on the previous year.

    Level of foreign investment in Australia

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  • Have your say about your capital city’s budget plans

    A renewed focus on main streets, city businesses growth, street greening, and unique experiences and activations form the budget’s centrepiece.

    Acting Lord Mayor Houssam Abiad said all councillors were keen to hear from their community, either online or in person.

    “Following five months of discussion and collaboration, I’m confident that we have crafted a balanced Integrated Business Plan which will support the city’s continued economic and cultural growth.

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  • Strengthening trade and smart city links with China and Indonesia

    City of Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp will visit Indonesia and China later this week to promote Melbourne businesses and foster economic, trade and smart city relationships with our major trading partners.

    The Lord Mayor will travel to Bandung in Indonesia and Guangzhou, Nanjing, Tianjin and Beijing in China on a 10-day visit from Thursday 9 May to Tuesday 21 May 2019.

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  • Smart locker at the Chigwell Child and Family Centre

    The Hodgman Liberal Government has made the library network more accessible to all Tasmanians.

    Today I was pleased to visit the Chigwell Child and Family Centre (CFC) to launch the installation of a Smart Locker.

    This will allow people access to the library online and the ability to collect items placed on hold without needing to visit a Libraries Tasmania site. For busy families or families who face barriers, like transportation, this is an opportunity for them to still have access to library materials in a setting they are familiar with.

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  • Sydneysiders support plans for a 24-hour city

    New rules allowing city centre businesses, shops and restaurants to trade late into the night could take effect from next month after Sydneysiders overwhelmingly backed a major overhaul of the city’s late-night planning controls.

    The City of Sydney’s new controls include some of the biggest changes to city planning in a decade. They allow for:

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  • Tasmania leads the way in the Sensis Business Index

    The latest Sensis Business Index confirms the Hodgman Liberal Government’s policies are working, as Tasmanian business confidence remains among the strongest in the country.

    For the March 2019 quarter, the Survey shows that businesses rated the Hodgman Liberal Government’s policies the most popular in the nation for the seventh quarter in a row.

    This confidence in our Plan is why the private sector continues to invest in our state, as demonstrated by our nation leading results in new capital expenditure, building approvals and engineering construction work done.

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  • Climate change takes centre stage in Australia's election

    Two contenders for PM have very different messages about how to address environmental emergency

    As political leaders travel across Australia to deliver their election talking points in farms, factories and sports fields, they are criss-crossing a country in the grip of a rolling climate emergency.

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  • Major parties stare down election eligibility questions in two Victorian marginal seats

    Labor denies Deakin candidate Shireen Morris has dual citizenship while Liberals say Higgins’ Katie Allen has resigned from her research role

    The major parties are defending their candidates in two key Victorian marginal seats after concerns were raised about the eligibility of Labor’s Shireen Morris in Deakin and Liberal Katie Allen in Higgins.

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