While Malcolm Turnbull’s negative gearing announcement on the weekend highlighted the government’s laudable commitment to ensuring that Sydney’s one-year-olds could buy investment properties, you’d think his office would at least go to the trouble of checking the name of the relevant infant. The transcript released by his office, however, named her as Julian and Kim Mignacca’s “little daughter Adison”. Addison’s reaction to either the misspelling or the government’s determination to protect her right to acquire an extensive property portfolio before she can read remains unknown.

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