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
The way in which mental health is talked about has changed dramatically over the course of my life.
Could Councils collapse from COVID?
Yes, some Councils could collapse as a result of COVID-19.
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.
What Price Should You Ask and Pay for Commercial Property Rents?
Are you seeing the real market picture? Why accurate analysis is priceless
Rebooting government development corporations
Most Australian jurisdictions feature some form of government owned land development business.
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
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 —...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Strong capital city home auction results
Almost 3000 home auctions across Australian capitals have shown strong results, with seven out of 10 properties sold.
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.
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...
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.
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.