In Focus Region ACT (22) GC (22) HUNTER (22) NATIONAL (22) NSW (22) NT (22) NTH (22) QLD (22) SA (22) TAS (22) VIC (22) WA (22) Date Range Past Month (4) Past 3 Months (4) Past 1 Year (18) Past 2 Or More Years (18) Focus on housing HIA has developed a 10-point plan for the next federal government to help address the nation’s housing issues. Canary in the coalmine Opinion is split as to whether Australia’s economy will experience growth or decline in 2019. HIA Economics weighs in on implications for housing. Big changes afoot Significant changes are coming to the National Construction Code, effective 1 May 2019. Find out what all building professionals will need to know. Safety takes centre stage A national review of WHS laws has been underway, with HIA supporting industry as part of the consultation process. Japanese investment builds Construction companies from Japan investing in Australia bring experience in medium density building, lightweight materials, and working with an ageing population. Housing Australians @ 25 million Population growth is a positive for the housing industry and more years of stable housing supply are needed to make up the historical shortfall in supply. Measuring our cities Tracking the supply, diversity, affordability and location of housing in 21 Australian cities. New privacy laws Keeping customer and staff information secure is even more important after new laws came into effect on 22 February 2018.