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612 ABC Focus discussion on negative gearing – also featuring shadow treasurer Chris Bowen & Master Builders’ Paul Bidwell

Well done to Emma Griffiths for tackling the challenging topic of negative gearing on her 612 ABC Brisbane Focus program yesterday morning. I participated in an interesting discussion which also featured the deputy head of Master Builders Queensland Paul Bidwell … Continue reading

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ACE 2015 tax policy panel discussion involving Treasury suggests little chance of major tax reform

The official Treasury water bottle. A pleasant surprise in the ACE 2015 conference bag. Thanks to Graeme Davis from Treasury, Alex Robson from Griffith, Miranda Stewart from ANU and Paul Abbey from PwC for some informative and stimulating presentations at … Continue reading

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Everybody’s talking about tax

With the Commonwealth Government currently undertaking a major tax review, it is timely that there are two events on tax reform being held in Brisbane next month, both supported by the Economic Society of Australia (QLD), of which I’m the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Young Economists Coffee Connections to discuss negative gearing & capital gains tax treatment

I await with interest the Hansard transcript of Treasury Secretary John Fraser’s testimony before Senate Estimates in Canberra yesterday, because in his reported comments he appears to be saying that any housing price bubble that may exist in Australia isn’t … Continue reading

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Residential building activity recovering nicely, but still below levels of mid-2000s

Builders across Queensland should have noticed higher levels of residential building activity lately, although they may still be disappointed activity remains below the levels of the mid-2000s (see chart based on ABS building activity data released yesterday below). The new … Continue reading

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