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Let property grow the economy

What is a bigger contributor to Australia’s economy than iron ore and coal exports combined? What directly and indirectly generates more gross domestic product than New Zealand’s economy? The answer: Australia’s property sector. The Property Council of Australia this week launched its Let property grow the economy campaign, which highlights the significant contribution the sector […]

GPT launches Reconciliation Action Plan

GPT Group today launched its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which contains a raft of commitments and targets aimed at helping close the disadvantage gap faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The launch in GPT’s Sydney headquarters was opened by a Welcome to Country from Gadigal Elder Uncle Allen Madden. GPT chief […]

Ununiformed approach helps youth

Dandenong Plaza had two options to address the surge in anti-social behaviour that had resulted in a number of assaults in the south-east Melbourne shopping centre. Hire more security staff. Or seek to address the source of the problem which was often a result of young males in the local community having little to do. […]

More companies embrace shared values

An increasing number of major Australian companies are adopting shared value strategies, according to a project aimed to encourage businesses to adopt practices that boost competitiveness while at the same time creating benefits for the wider community. In its first survey, the Shared Value Project has found that 19 Australian companies out of the 163 […]

HoMie at the heart of GPT’s shared values

It may not appear immediately obvious how a clothing store that helps Melbourne’s homeless fits in the long-term business strategy of an ASX-listed Real Estate Investment Trust. The GPT Group’s Melbourne Central shopping centre recently saw the opening of the HoMie pop-up store whose slogan is “the street store that gives”. Inspired by the strong […]

GPT celebrates NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week is a time for all Australians to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. At GPT, we are committed to creating positive change within our workplace, the community and broader Australian society. This includes fostering a strong understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities among our […]

GPT unveils best practice parental leave and support

GPT Group today announced that it had introduced a suite of new initiatives to deliver best practice parental leave, continuous superannuation payments, childcare support and flexible working. It is another important step in ensuring GPT remains a leader in the property industry on issues of gender diversity and flexible working. A key feature of GPT’s […]