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Articles by Callam Pickering

Only a matter of time before housing prices fall

Increased lending among owner-occupiers and investors is of little surprise given historically low rates. But this growth is unsustainable so long as first home buyers are priced out of the market.

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Retailers, enjoy the boom while it lasts — the crash is coming

The recent surge in retail sales makes the outlook brighter for employment, but don’t be surprised if it’s just a temporary spike. Spending growth could slow as households become more cautious.

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No, Abbott, current budget woes are not Labor’s fault

The Abbott government and its mouthpieces are quick to blame current debt levels on the irresponsibility of the Rudd-Gillard government. Are they right?

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The benefits of breeding: China relaxes one-child policy

China’s one-child policy has been relaxed, but as China’s working-age population begins to decline, the benefits won’t be seen for some time.

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The first-owners grant rotting housing from the inside

The first-home owner grant recklessly shifts wealth towards home owners and investors, doing nothing to improve affordability. It needs to be addressed.

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Property Observer

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