Posts by Shane Garrett

Population, Covid-19 and future building activity

Economics September 25, 2020

Latest population figures and housing demand

Spotlight on tax reform: how stamp duty impedes the economy

Economics September 14, 2020

Master Builders Chief Economist sheds some line on the much debated issue of stamp duty

Facts & Stats on how building supports the economy

Economics September 10, 2020

Latest facts and stats showcasing the industry's massive contribution to the economy

Latest lending data indicates early HomeBuilder boost

Housing September 9, 2020

July housing finance data shows starting to show the positive impact of HomeBuilder

Summary of state and territory government stimulus measures

Economics April 3, 2020

What's been announced so far

Huge Week of Co-ordinated Economic Stimulus

Economics March 20, 2020

Small businesses not required to repay loans over next 6 months Reserve Bank deploys heavier financial weaponry States and territories unveil plans to boost business

Massive Budgetary Stimulus Unveiled

Economics March 13, 2020

Massive $17.6 billion stimulus package announced by the Federal Government

Commercial construction and home renovation strong in latest Building Approval Data

Economics March 3, 2020

Our Chief Economist Shane Garrett gives his take on the latest ABS data on building approvals (January 2019).

Close to 400,000 Construction Businesses Now in Australia

Economics February 24, 2020

• Net 9,300 increase in construction businesses in past year • Small Businesses now account for 98.5% of construction market

Strong Finish to 2019 for Commercial Building Approvals

Economics February 4, 2020

Our Chief Economist Shane Garrett gives his take on the latest ABS data on building approvals (December 2019).

Housing Investor Lending hits 12-Month High

Economics January 17, 2020

Our Chief Economist Shane Garrett gives his take on the latest ABS data on home lending (November 2019) which also covers loans to First Home Buyers and other owner occupiers

ABS Inflation data 30 January 2019

Economics January 30, 2019

First Home Buyers loans up but investors decline

Economics January 21, 2019

Mortgages for First Home Buyers high while finance for investors declines

Building activity still at relatively high levels

Economics January 16, 2019

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data shows that building activity is on track to remain at relatively high levels