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What's on in November 2016


See what's happening around Perth for November 2016!


November 2016 Cash Rate Decision


At its meeting today, 1st of November 2016, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent.The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace. Labour market conditions in the advanced economies have improved over the past year, but growth in global industrial production and trade remains subdued. Economic conditions in China have steadied recently, supported by growth in infrastructure and property construction, although medium-term risks to growth remain. Inflation remains below most central banks' targets.Commodity prices have risen over recent months, following the very substantial declines over the past few years. The higher commodity prices have supported a rise in Australia's terms of trade, although they remain much lower than they have been in recent years.Financial markets are functioning effectively. Funding costs for high-quality borrowers remain low and, globally, monetary policy remains remarkably accommodative. Government bond yiel...


October 2016- What's Happening in Perth


Rock Rattle and Roll for TelethonFrom old vintage cars, pin up girls, music and more head on down to Wanneroo showgrounds to help support Telethon. If you plan to take the kids head down on Sunday as the Kids Korner will open, plus children under 10 are FREE!  When: 15th and 16th October 2016Where: Wanneroo ShowgroundsCost:  Saturday Night: Adults $25 and Children under 16 are FREE          Sunday Day: Adults $10 and Children under 10 are FREEBUY TICKETS HERE Cash only at the gate- NO EFTPOSWEBSITEMindarie Marina Boardwalk Beer FestivalMindarie Marina is celebrating all things craft beer! This is an annual event not to be missed. The day will feature free beer and cider tastings, bucking beer bottle rides, man cave themed markets and the swheet swheet tunes of DJ Turner on the Boardwalk! The kids aren’t to be forgotten either! Bubble Station, temporary tattoos and jumping castles are just some of what is in store!When:  ...


October 2016 RBA cash rate decision


At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent.The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace. Labour market conditions in the advanced economies have improved over the past year, but growth in global industrial production and trade remains subdued. Actions by Chinese policymakers have been supporting growth, but the underlying pace of growth in China has been moderating. Inflation remains below most central banks' targets.Commodity prices have risen over recent months, following the very substantial declines over the past few years. The higher commodity prices have supported a rise in Australia's terms of trade, although they remain much lower than they have been in recent years.Financial markets have continued to function effectively. Funding costs for high-quality borrowers remain low and, globally, monetary policy remains remarkably accommodative. Government bond yields are near their historical lows.In Australia, t...


Talk Like a Pirate Day


Monday 19th of Septemeber 2016 is national Talk Like a Pirate Day!Get in the spirit by changing your Facebook language to pirate!It's easy! 1. Log into your Facebook2. Go to your 'Settings'3. Click on 'Languages'4. Click on 'Edit' 5. Choose 'English (Pirate)' from the drop down menu 6. Click Save7. Have a good laugh at your new Facebook view! Want to post something in Pirate but don't speak the language? That's easy too! Check out the Pirate Translator

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RBA decides to hold interest rates at all time low.


At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent.The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace. Several advanced economies have recorded improved conditions over the past year, but conditions have become more difficult for a number of emerging market economies. Actions by Chinese policymakers have been supporting growth, but the underlying pace of China's growth appears to be moderating.Commodity prices are above recent lows, but this follows very substantial declines over the past couple of years. Australia's terms of trade remain much lower than they had been in recent years.Financial markets have continued to function effectively. Funding costs for high-quality borrowers remain low and, globally, monetary policy remains remarkably accommodative.In Australia, recent data suggest that overall growth is continuing, despite a very large decline in business investment, helped by growth in other areas of domestic demand and...