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By mid-2015 the NBN will have cost taxpayers more than $12 billion, while only 12 percent of premises will be connected.
by David Leyonhjelm - 21/10/2014 - 11 comments
Unfortunately, political considerations get in the way. The politicians want headline-grabbing, vote-catching projects they can announce now, and never mind the details, or the cost-benefit analysis.
by Mark S. Lawson - 17/10/2014 - 4 comments
Many analyses simply look at the relative or absolute change in dwelling stock, which is pointless without first considering changes in population.
by Philip Soos and Paul Egan - 26/09/2014 - 1 comment
Surely housing prices and rentals should not be partly determined by overseas residents seeking capital gain at the expense of Australian citizens?
by Harold Levien - 17/09/2014 - 9 comments
Progressives concerned about social justice should embrace the idea that the best way of improving the mobility of low income outer suburban residents is by increasing their incomes.
by Alan Davies - 5/09/2014 - 4 comments
If, for example, as an industry we wanted lower stamp duties and land taxes and in exchange were prepared to publicly campaign for a 15% GST.
by Ross Elliott - 7/08/2014 - 3 comments
Are the property holdings of our federal politicians negatively influencing policy and causing them to ignore evidence?
According to a survey of 1,000 first home buyers by Mortgage Choice, 53% of respondents are paying more than 30% of their after tax income to a mortgage.
by Valerie Yule - 25/07/2014 - 38 comments
So, it is now time for a dramatic change in national infrastructure investment away from roads and back to railways, so long as our railways are brought into the modern era rapidly.
by Everald Compton - 14/07/2014 - 29 comments
This is enough to yield a doubling in real house prices every 30 years or so, underpinning a long-term decline in housing affordability and the home ownership rate.
by Stephen Kirchner - 11/07/2014 - 23 comments
The SPP blames the Chinese for causing the housing bubble, the Lebanese for high crime rates in Sydney, Muslims for terrorism and the Vietnamese for drug importation.
by Malcolm King - 11/07/2014 - 88 comments
Australian cities have some of the highest carparking costs in the world. Why? Can anything be done about it? And what might happen if it gets any worse?
by Ross Elliott - 9/07/2014 - 11 comments

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