Olympics: Australia to host again after Brisbane confirmed for 2032 Games.
The Olympics will return to Australia for a third time with Brisbane formally awarded hosting rights for the 2032 Games after a vote of International Olympic Committee member nations in Tokyo.
Wednesday’s decision was a foregone conclusion given Brisbane was the only bid city still in the running and it was firmly endorsed by the IOC.
Celebratory fireworks lit up Brisbane’s night sky as the Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, and the Australian delegation – who had travelled to Tokyo to make their case in person – signed contracts and took photos in Japan.
Brisbane Named in the Top Ten Most Liveable Cities
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s survey for 2021 has listed Brisbane in the top 10 most liveable cities in the world.
Australian cities have previously scored highly on liveability owning to their magnificent climate, stunning landscapes, good healthcare and education systems, and easy-going lifestyle.
What’s Life Like Living in Brisbane?
While Brisbane soaring into the top ten list may have been a surprise to some, it was well overdue if you ask Brisbane residents.
Perks of living in the capital city of the sunshine state include a tropical climate, relaxed vibe, multicultural, great food venues, a focus on sustainability, proximity to Australia’s most popular holiday destinations, and affordability – particularly compared to its more populated counterparts, Sydney and Melbourne.
Brisbane represents such a fantastic lifestyle. It offers such a diverse culture, live music, bustling nightlife, and its sunny climate provide plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities with plenty of natural beauty to explore. From beaches to the nearby hinterlands, it offers something for all outdoor adventurists.
Further north, it is a short flight to the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef and the magic of the many islands of the Whitsundays.
The year 2020 has become one of the most difficult years in Australia. From fires to floods to the Coronavirus, the year has finally passed and 2021 is here. The government was quick to act in response to the country’s challenges last year. However, the aftermaths include the massive stimulus policies and rapid reductions in interest rates. In this article, we’re going to discuss just how all these affect the property market this year.
Brisbane Property Market Forecasts CBA expects Brisbane property prices to increase by 16.6% to 2022 compared to 13.7% in Sydney and 12.4% in Melbourne.
ANZ economists predict Brisbane house prices will rise by 9.5% next year, as government stimulus and low interest rates flow through the economy.
NAB predicted a rise of 14% across all capital cities this year, but NAB chief economist Alan Oster said they upgraded this to 16% rise in Brisbane.
Westpac has also updated its market forecasts as it expects Brisbane prices to surge up to 20% between 2022 and 2023.
The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is a federal government initiative designed to improve the quality of life for all Australians living with a permanent disability.
The NDIS endeavours to advance how people living with disabilities in all states and territories within Australia benefit from government support. It is open to help support all eligible candidates who have an intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive or psychosocial disability.
A key component of the NDIS is the SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation). SDA is a provision to accommodate people who require specialist housing solutions.
The SDA has opened up investment opportunities for private and corporate investors who wish to develop and manage the newly required specialist dwellings currently being built across the country to meet the growing demand.
In the 2021 budget, landmark investments in aged care were recently announced, with the government pledging an additional$17.7 billion invested in Aged Care. The funding includes $10 per resident per day for providers to help them provide better care.