This year has seen the end of Sydney and Melbourne’s extraordinary house price growth. The slowdown in the two biggest markets meant May was the first month national house prices fell since December 2012. Dwelling price data from property research centre CoreLogic shows Sydney’s median home price fell
Melbourne has again been ranked the world’s most liveable city by The Economist’s Intelligence Unit. It was followed by Vienna, Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland. Helsinki and Hamburg joined Vienna as the only other European cities in the top 10. The measure compares cities across five
As Melbourne becomes increasingly populated by so-called “foodies”, demand at many of our city’s most beloved restaurants, both new and old, has sky-rocketed. Social media platforms and food review websites, such as Instagram and Zomato, have become increasingly prevalent. Snapping a photo at the hottest new eatery in Melbourne
Housing is a fundamental need, so much so that it was included alongside food, clothing and medical care in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In the years since this document was written, the world has experienced both rapid population growth and urbanisation. Greater Melbourne’s population for example has
As students from Monash and Melbourne converged on the heart of Clayton campus for the inaugural ESSA Monash versus Melbourne Economics debate, the tension crackling in the air was palpable. For the Melbourne team, losing to the new kids on the block would be an irrevocable stain on their self-perception.
In an affirmation of the natural order of things, on Thursday night out at Monash University, the University of Melbourne team (composed of myself, 1st-year student Emad, and the incomparable Prof. Jeff Borland) took out a closely fought debate to determine whether the Eurozone has been a success or a
This morning, Chairperson of the Essential Services Commission (ESC), Dr Ron Ben-David, announced the ESC’s draft outcome for Melbourne’s water pricing for the next five years. An extensive 6-month investigation taking into account both the financial requirements of Melbourne’s water wholesaler and retailers, as well as the