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Melbourne ‘Stale Stock’ hits 70,800

photo credit: Soon.17 September 2011 MELBOURNE:- Exponential growth in the number of unsold properties overhanging the Melbourne market continues, up 18 per cent in the last month alone. “In the last five months ‘Stale Stock’ in Melbourne postcodes 3000-3207 has...

Please, Please, Mr Premier!

photo credit: sky_mitchState Treasury’s brief to the incoming Baillieu Government, the Blue Book, urges tax reform to drive Victoria’s competitiveness. The Blue Book has apparently been leaked to The Age. It strongly recommends lowering the burden of state taxes,...

NSW Stamp Duty a foul and putrid mess

photo credit: dcmasterBarry O’Farrell was elected Premier of NSW in March this year. His first budget announced Tuesday raised a storm of protest – not over a realignment of government priorities to his conservative Coalition’s agenda, but on Stamp Duty. The previous...