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Cash Rate Predicted To Drop To 0.75%


Economists with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) forecast the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to slash the cash rate to 0.75% following an earlier cut this month to 1.25%.

The bank predicted cash rate to drop by 25 basis points in July rather than August, with another similar cut later in the year, most likely in November.
 

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Proposed shopping centre development set to reshape Forest Glen


A prominent developer has launched a major reshape for quiet suburb.


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First National Coastal Teams Up With Kids Helpline


First National Real Estate is proud to announce that its major sponsorship for 2019 will be Kids Helpline, Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

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What's on at the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show

We've got your ultimate guide to what's on at the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show (Nambour Show) for 2019!

Entertainment, events, compeititons, showbags, food, rides and more!
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RBA cuts rates to new record low to kickstart economy


At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.25 per cent. The Board took this decision to support employment growth and provide greater confidence that inflation will be consistent with the medium-term target.

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Fancy owning your own island?


One of 74 islands in the Whitsundays Victor Island is located two kilometres from the mainland, just south of Mackay, and has been extensively renovated by the current owners.


 

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APRA moves to ease mortgage-lending criteria


"Under these proposed changes, if we look at the same scenario as previous, whereby someone is looking to borrow at an interest rate 3.9%. This borrower would previously been assessed on their ability to repay the mortgage at an interest rate of 7.25%; now they would be assessed on their ability to repay at a lower 6.4%," said Kusher.

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Sunshine Coast "Free Little Pantry" Locations


Many groups in the community are providing collection / distribution points to provide emergency supplies for those in need.

We have compiled a list of ideas for donations, and a list of 'free little pantries' on the Sunshine Coast.

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Job Creation Continues in Queensland


“Queensland’s trend unemployment rate in April also fell to 5.9% from an upwardly revised 6.0% in March and is significantly lower than the one we inherited from the LNP (6.6% off a 6.7% high),” said Ms Trad.


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Containers for Change Sunshine Coast | Recycle, Refund and Donate to Charity


Did you know that you can now get cash for refundable containers in Queensland?

Did you know that you can donate your refund straight to charity?

Do you know where to take your refundable containers on the Sunshine Coast?

 

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