Federal Court injunction extends logging ban in Central Highlands until February

Federal Court injunction extends logging ban in Central Highlands until February

Updated May 11, 2018 15:44:37 Photo: Timber mills face an uncertain future because long-term agreements on timber supplies were rescinded last year. (ABC News: Ben Knight) Related Story: Timber contract shake-up threatens thousands of Victorian jobs, industry warns Environmentalists are celebrating after the Federal Court extended a logging ban in …

Softer house prices lift lending in February

Softer house prices lift lending in February

Posted April 12, 2018 13:07:18 Photo: Auction clearance rates have been weak this year, but the value of home loans rose more than expected in February. (ABC News: Stephen Letts) Easing house prices have supported a renewed interest in home loans for both owner-occupiers and investors in February. In seasonally …

Export recovery continues with $825 million surplus in February

Export recovery continues with $825 million surplus in February

Posted April 05, 2018 17:13:44 Australia’s exporters have put a weak end to 2017 behind them with a second consecutive solid monthly trade surplus for the year. In seasonally adjusted figures, the surplus came in at $825 million in February — in line with market forecasts, but a slight narrowing …