RBA inflation down fast

RBA wants inflation to slow — fast

- October 20, 2023 3 MIN READ

Comments in the latest RBA Board minutes shows they don’t just want inflation to slow, they want it down at a faster rate.  Mark this Wednesday in your calendar. That’s the day the September quarter Consumer Price Index (CPI) will be released at 11.30am. That single figure will determine whether the Reserve Bank lifts interest… Read more »

Building cost spiral returning to normal

Great news: the building cost spiral is returning to normal

- October 13, 2023 3 MIN READ

Anyone who has recently built a house or completed a renovation will know first-hand the exorbitant rise in construction costs due to post-pandemic supply chain issues and labour shortages. This building cost spiral has also sent builders who had fixed price contracts in place before the upheavals, broke.  The cost increases have been a major… Read more »

RBA keeps interest rates steady

Business as usual at the RBA

- October 6, 2023 3 MIN READ

RBA Board meeting week and it was steady as she goes. A change in RBA Governor from Philip Lowe to Michele Bullock made no difference at all… and I suspect that was the point. There was all sorts of talk in the lead up to the meeting about whether Michele would stamp her own unique… Read more »

Check your private health insurance premiums
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Time to check your private health insurance premiums

- September 29, 2023 3 MIN READ

This Sunday some of the nation’s biggest health funds, including Bupa, NIB, GMHBA, Qantas and Frank, will be lifting their premiums. So, it’s important you get onto it now to make sure you have the best deal. Libby checked our cover this week through the Compare The Market (I’m CTM’s economic director) comparison site and… Read more »