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According to the latest ABS statistics the average super account balance in 2011-12 for women was $44,866 compared to $82,615 for men.
by Matthew Taylor - 5/12/2014 - 3 comments
Developers are a much maligned breed but without them, nothing much happens.
by Ross Elliott - 5/12/2014 - 6 comments
A holding charge on land would reduce the number of vacant houses and boost supply overnight.
by Karl Fitzgerald - 25/11/2014 - 6 comments
It's almost remarkable that the Federal Government has resisted entering the debate about housing when the topic is so nationally contentious.
by Ross Elliott - 7/11/2014 - 2 comments
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

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