The Gordian Knot of Affordable Housing
Stendhal, the famed 19th Century French Realist, once observed that “only great minds can afford a simple style.”
Better Productivity Means Higher Wages
For wages to increase and living standards to be maintained there must be a new wave of productivity growth, Treasurer Scott Morrison argues.
New Asset Class Child’s Play for Investors
The growing demand for childcare centres is no longer just from parents jostling to get their kids on waiting lists. It’s increasingly also coming from investors...
Victoria’s $8.4b Property Tax Windfall
Victoria needs to increase its debt if it wants to take full advantage of its AAA credit rating, historically low interest rates and build infrastructure, Treasurer...
Can Value Capture Models Help Deliver Major Land Transport Infrastructure?
It is estimated that by 2050, three-quarters of the world population will be inhabitants of the urban environment.
Victorian Property Council Slams Infrastructure Funding Proposals
A property industry lobby group in Victoria has hit out at suggestions regarding value capture mechanisms which are being floated as a method by which the...
Renting Your Home Will Transform Your Tax Situation
There are a number of reasons why Australian home owners might consider turning their primary place of residence into an investment property.
Items that Heat up Your Depreciation Deductions
With the winter season upon us, a number of property investors may be thinking of doing nothing more than curling up under a rug in front...
Melbourne Developers Rally Against Tax and Lending Restrictions
Developers are concerned that the state's new tax and lending policies could severely undermine the appeal of Melbourne's property market to foreign purchasers.
Frequently Asked Property Depreciation Questions
As a building gets older and items within it wear out, they depreciate in value. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows property investors to claim a...
Stamp Duty Revenue Hits New Record
“Australian homebuyers paid out over $21 billion in stamp duty to state governments during the 2017/18 financial year – and the total cost of the tax...
Trump Refuses to Back Down on Tariffs
President Donald Trump is facing growing pressure from political and diplomatic allies as well as US companies to pull back from proposed steel and aluminium tariffs,...
New Depreciation Legislation for Australian Property Investors
In one of the most dramatic changes to property depreciation legislation in more than 15 years, Parliament has passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Tax Integrity)...
Victorian Gov't Announces Great Initiative to Drive First Time Home Ownership
“The Victorian Government’s announcement today that it will be soon accepting applications for its shared equity scheme known as HomesVic has been welcomed by HIA -...