Judgement Day arrives for illegal foreign buyers

reposted from Macrobusiness by Leith van Onselen Today is 1 December, which means that the amnesty on illegal foreign buyers of Australian residential real estate is over and the Government’s new penalty regime comes into effect. From today, a foreign national that...

Property rentier collects its spoils

By Leith van Onselen Hot on the heels of Prime Minister, Tony Abbott’s gutless announcement that he won’t reform negative gearing, prime spokesman for the property industry, the Property Council of Australia (PCA), has released the following statement: Executive...

The great grey gouge of the West

By Leith van Onselen There’s an inter-generational war going on in the UK, which is also being played-out across most developed nations, whereby older generations are ‘making out like bandits’ at the expense of their children and grandchildren. Here’s the Financial...

Dump Stamp Duties to help labour mobility

By Leith van Onselen The Business Council of Australia (BCA) has urged the federal government to implement policies that facilitate workers relocating interstate or overseas to where they are needed. From The AFR: Members of the BCA said the government must invest in...

FIRE sector eats into productivity

A must read for those interested in Prof Michael Hudson’s commentary on the growing influence of the FIRE sector in rent seeking activities, cross posted from Macrobusiness. By Leith van Onselen Business Spectator’s Rob Burgess made the following keen...