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  1. Housing
    Natural disasters, including the recent flooding in Queensland, are having a severe impact on the Australian property market with home buyers putting off moving. The latest figures show that property sales and prices have seen their biggest monthly slide ever as prices continue to fall. The RP...
  2. Travel questions
    Hello there, My bf and I are travelling to Australia to visit my sister and her husband for the first time this September. Our original plans were to visit Sydney where they live, as well as Ayers Rock and the Great Reef probably out of Cairns. However with the flooding and now the cyclone...
  3. Business and investment
    The Australian government is considering introducing a flood tax to pay for reconstruction in the aftermath of the flooding in Queensland which could cost AU$20 billion. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has raised the prospect of a one off tax to help pay for the cost of the devastating flooding on...
  4. Visas and immigration
    People planning to arrive in Queensland in the next six months, parts of which has been devastated by some of the worst flooding ever seen in Australia, are being warned about potential health risks. Globally it has become evident that, even after the event, severe flooding has been linked to...
  5. Visas and immigration
    The state of Victoria experienced severe storms resulting in massive flooding in the adjacent areas of Australia's second most populous state. According to emergency services, "Victoria has seen continued severe weather across the state and we are now seeing the result of the heavy rainfall...
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