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Connexus : Issue 37
House prices have fallen in most parts of Australia in the last 12 months, with big differences in the degree of the fall from place to place. Coastal and tourism zones have been particularly hard hit, and Western Australia and Queensland have been two of the worst-performing states despite their resources booms. Property research company RP Data-Rismark says median house prices fell 7.2 per cent in Perth and 6.8 per cent in Brisbane in the year to April. Sydney bucked the trend with growth of 1.2 per cent. For all the talk of a two-speed economy and a mining boom, there is no surge in population and demand for housing, says Robert Mellor, managing director of industry researcher and forecaster BIS Shrapnel. The situation is very different to what was occurring in 2006-07 and 2007-08, he says. Steve Nottage, head of marketing at Perth's Police & Nurses Credit Society, Patchy gloom over house market Sydney is the only major city to have bucked the trend for falling house prices. By Carolyn Boyd www.abacus.org.au 13 Connexus NEWS ARE YOU GETTING VALUE FOR MONEY WITH YOUR CURRENT CUSTOMER/EMPLOYEE SURVEY PROVIDER? "The ser vice provided by all Quantum staff was exceptional. All staff were professional and responsive to my needs at all times. Congratulations." Helen O'Reilly Head of Human Resources Teachers' Credit Union Quantum's paper 'Attracting & Retaining Top Talent through Great Employer Branding' is available by contacting Dr Des Tubridy on: (03) 9249 9570 or email: dest@qmisur veys.com.au 7 good reasons to switch to Quantum Extensive Mutual Sector experience Good cost control and price-aware Flexible, relevant surveys, based on your requirements Strong service orientation and approachable Your projects are strongly supported end-to-end Free review of your current survey to make simplifications Free integration of your previous data results to maintain continuity ENGAGEMENT | CULTURE | EFFECTIVENESS Visit us! www.qmisurveys.com.au HOUSE PRICE CHANGES Year to April 2011 Sydney 1.2% Melbourne -- 0.4% Brisbane -- 6.8% Adelaide -- 2.1% Perth -- 7.1% Darwin -- 0.7% Canberra -- 0.7% Hobart -- 2.9% National -- 1.5% Source: RP Data-Rismark. Further information www.rpdata.net.au www.apm.com.au