Since peaking in Q3 2011 the index in Aussie dollar terms is down by more than 30 percent, which is a horrid statistic any way you try to look at it!
Part 2 - Share markets pushing 7 year highs
It wasn't a great day for retailers.
The Woolies (WOW) share price dived by 4.62 percent roday after its underwhelming half year reporting last week.
Part 3 - Property recovery continues
Quarterly prices are a bit all over the place (for example, I doubt you'd find much support for the notion that Melbourne prices soared by 4.5 percent over the quarter - essentially this was reversing a previous decline), but the year-on-year figures generally stack up with what has is being reported by other data providers.
Sydney leads the way with 13.7 percent growth over the past year. Brisbane also looks solid having recorded 5.9 percent capital growth over past year.
Stacks of other data due in the fortnight ahead too.