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Housing affordability and the changing debt burden of a typical mortgage

January 19, 2017 - 00:43 -- Admin

by Philip Soos reposted from The Guardian Australia’s historically high and rising housing prices are widely debated and have prompted a number of government inquiries into housing affordability. The question stands open: is housing affordable in Australia? Affordability is often confused with related concepts such as ease of entry, serviceability and valuation. Ease of entry […]

Redirecting Royalties to the Rural Rump – The Nationals go vote-harvesting

January 12, 2017 - 12:32 -- Admin

The Western Australian election 11 March will be a furious battle, but don’t bother with the popcorn – the ALP led by Mark McGowan is set to win easily and the fireworks of One Nation will prove a damp squib. Facing certain defeat, the Liberal–National Coalition are playing hard-ball to minimise their losses. The close […]

Building bridges to ourselves: Infrastructure Australia’s Value Capture initiative

January 9, 2017 - 16:05 -- Admin

A great way to bury an unwelcome government report is to release it into the alcoholic haze of a hot Australian Christmas. Infrastructure Australia’s Capturing Value paper is too important to suffer this fate: who pays for the infrastructure we need is a matter of first importance. Australia’s excessive reliance on labour taxes means wage-earners […]