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Windfall tax Backlash Misunderstands Property Rights
Zoning
Tuesday June 15 2021

Windfall tax Backlash Misunderstands Property Rights

The Victorian Government’s decision to introduce a 50% tax on rezoning windfalls, announced in its 2021/22 Budget, brought a frothing at the mouth reaction from peak...

Easing the burden of mental illness as a community
Business
Monday June 7 2021

Easing the burden of mental illness as a community

The way in which mental health is talked about has changed dramatically over the course of my life.

Could Councils collapse from COVID?
Business
Thursday June 3 2021

Could Councils collapse from COVID?

Yes, some Councils could collapse as a result of COVID-19.

What happened to planning reform in NSW?
Zoning
Wednesday June 2 2021

What happened to planning reform in NSW?

We heard a lot from the NSW Government last year about how they were going to improve the productivity of the NSW Planning System.

Rebooting government development corporations
Business
Monday May 24 2021

Rebooting government development corporations

Most Australian jurisdictions feature some form of government owned land development business. 

Algorithms will Overtake Gut Feel in Property
Residential
Thursday May 20 2021

Algorithms will Overtake Gut Feel in Property

Artificial intelligence is set to give greater certainty – and a share of developer profits – to landholders as a new breed of developers rise up.

Facility managers, a time to shine
Commercial
Monday May 17 2021

Facility managers, a time to shine

For the last decade or more, we’ve continually heard that the facility manager’s role must be elevated and come to the fore. If not now —...

Zoning
12 May, 2020
Stokes to discuss NSW land clearing halt

NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes will attend an urgent meeting with a South Coast property developer following a push to halt land clearing in the bushfire-ravaged...

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Residential
15 Apr, 2020
Vic reveals $500m COVID-19 rental relief

The six-month ban on evictions and rent increases for both commercial and residential tenants, as well as tax relief for landlords, was announced by Premier Daniel...

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Business
14 Apr, 2020
Property Scheme Victims Face More Anxiety

The coronavirus pandemic has heaped further anxiety on dozens of retirees who lost their life savings in a collapsed Australian property scheme.

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Residential
24 Mar, 2020
Real estate auctions will be banned

All real estate auctions and open house inspections will be cancelled amid tougher restrictions on gatherings of people in a bid to stem the spread of...

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Residential
2 Mar, 2020
Strong capital city home auction results

Almost 3000 home auctions across Australian capitals have shown strong results, with seven out of 10 properties sold.

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Zoning
20 Feb, 2020
Administrator to run Melb's Casey council

An interim administrator has been appointed to take charge of Melbourne's scandal-plagued Casey council, after Victoria's parliament voted to sack its councillors.

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Zoning
13 Jan, 2020
Qld councillors got funds for own projects

Former Ipswich councillors spent millions of ratepayer dollars on projects in their own areas instead of funding initiatives that would have benefited the Queensland city as...

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Residential
18 Dec, 2019
Owner-occupier loans outstrip investors

Mortgage lending expanded in October, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics numbers indicating activity by owner-occupiers continued to outpace that of investors.

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Business
6 Dec, 2019
Qld council seeks $2.5m from Palmer firms

A Queensland council is pursuing two of Clive Palmer's companies in court seeking millions owed in rates and water charges.

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