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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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Intergenerational Report shows the problem, but offers no solutions

The Intergenerational Report is a useful document in that it reinforces the need for tough fiscal measures to avoid ever-increasing budget deficits and debt – a need that has been apparent for some time – but alas the IGR offers … Continue reading

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HIA wants debate on stamp duty, not negative gearing

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has released an excellent report from the consulting firm of top Australian economist Chris Murphy on The Economic Impacts of Negative Gearing of Residential Property (see the news report Don’t slash negative gearing, says HIA). … Continue reading

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Grattan report shows need for permanent budget measures, not temporary debt levy

The highly regarded think tank the Grattan Institute yesterday released the 2014 update of its excellent Budget pressures on Australian Governments report. The report makes it clear that Governments need to take permanent measures to repair budgets, not short-term fixes … Continue reading

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