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The Monthly Discussion – Gate crashing the Fabians

The Monthly Discussion – Gate crashing the Fabians

The Australian Fabians are running an interactive event on “Housing and Homelessness” that coincides with the time we normally run our own discussion night. So we thought we’d join in to help bring a Georgist perspective to the table and contribute to the conversation.

Finally, Negative Gearing oversight

Finally, Negative Gearing oversight

Have you ever wondered what oversight is provided to ensure investors place their properties on the market at market rents? Or do some push rents higher so they fail to rent and NG writeoffs are accentuated? Recently the Greens senator Peter Whish-Wilson had the...

Will Rents rise under Labor?

The proper function of the property industry is to keep the productive economy housed as cheaply as possible, so that investment in future production is not crowded out by the cost of occupying space — that is, by the cost of mere existence. To serve this purpose, the...

Media Release: The Economy Made Easy

Real estate cycle expert Bryan Kavanagh says turnover and price declines in Sydney and Melbourne during 2018 indicate an economic recession in the 2019-20 financial year. The 2018 "Kavanagh-Putland Index", released today, shows the total value of Australian real...

HomesVic: An equity share of a broken housing market

Like most 30 somethings with a substantial HECS debt and an addiction to avocado on toast, I am an aspiring first home buyer. I’d love to buy the home I currently rent: a daggy 1960’s ‘six-pack’ flat on a main road in Footscray. It’s currently valued around $360,000....