Health is one of the quality of life factors that are measured regularly in the Happiness Index, and part of the definition is a balance between mind and body and between people and the environment. We know sleep, exercise and eating well are important, but what we often haven’t paid enough attention to is the role our environment plays in our own and our family’s health. We cannot always control ...

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First Home Buyers and builders are the big winners in the Western Australia budget. The budget lifts the first owner grant for those buying a newly built home or building a new home, by $3000 to $10,000. The increase takes effect from September 15, bringing WA into line with other states and territories introducing measures to boost the take-up of new homes as the population expands. Master Builders Association housing ...

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In tough economic times nearly all of us are trying to figure out ways to save, especially when it comes to paying the tax man, but according to Managing Director of BMT Tax Depreciation, Bradley Beer, many property investors are not taking advantage of the full tax benefits of their property investment. Australian Taxation Office (ATO) legislation allows investment property owners to claim a deduction due to the wear and ...

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Perth’s stunning “ultra green” Brookfield Place project has taken out the top Development of the Year Award at the Urban Taskforce Australia 2013 Development Excellence Awards. The award recognises the eco-friendly building’s creative and visionary contribution to Australia’s urban space. Brookfield office Properties developed the innovative 46-floor skyscraper, where BHP Billiton is anchor tenant, at 123-137 St Georges Terrace. In Sydney, Leighton Properties with Grosvenor Australia won the Commercial Development ...

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According to recent studies, homes in Australia are the largest in the world. Until recently the US  - widely known for their bigger is better mentality laid claim to the biggest homes, but now it seems US homes are becoming smaller whilst Australians are building large homes for what would appear to be a number of varied reasons.  In the early 1900’s records show that family sizes were larger but ...

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