March 5, 2018 29
A new report illustrates how effectively middle and high-income earners have used the tax system and NIMBYism to drive low-income earners out of housing ownership
January 22, 2018
Good morning, early birds. New data shows that the government's capital gains tax discount is, increasingly, a financial luxury only available to Australia's top earners. Plus, our last local hope for the 2018 Australian Open crashes out of the competition. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
May 9, 2017
Remember when the government was going to make this budget about housing affordability? Now, not so much.
March 7, 2017 18
Whether it's Turnbull, Abbott or Dutton leading them, the Liberals need to get to grips with their inability to deal with two key policy issues.
February 20, 2017 16
Now everyone (other than perhaps wealthy land barons) hopefully agree expensive housing is a problem that needs fixing, but what’s the best way to do it?
February 17, 2017 12
Every time Bill Shorten gives the government an opportunity to target him, it gets distracted by its own divisions and bungles. That's why the Opposition Leader has such a charmed life.
March 1, 2016 8
Australians are completely besotted with property, but owning real estate is not some kind of magical investment.
February 25, 2016
Crikey readers discuss the housing market and other issues of the day.
February 23, 2016 18
Making the sale of the principal place of residence CGT-free is nothing short of intergenerational theft.
February 15, 2016 24
Labor is now leading the tax debate with major policy initiatives. Yet it continues to trail a policy-less Coalition. Where does that leave the claim that "reform is broken"?
January 18, 2016 7
Turnbull has inherited a party too damaged by the Abbott years to implement sensible tax reform, writes executive director of The Australia Institute Ben Oquist.
November 6, 2015 26
If Turnbull really wants a fair tax system, he needs to look beyond GST, writes executive director of the Australia Institute Ben Oquist.
May 18, 2010 2
You want a big new tax? The RSPT is just mucking around. The Tories have gone large in their tax increase plans -- with plenty of help from their Lib-Dem partners
February 8, 2008
BHP knows can’t get just 51 per cent of Rio – its main Australian shareholders aren’t interested in such a number. And the ambiguity about which company "its" refers to is intentional, writes Michael Pascoe.
November 13, 2007
Wollondilly on 24 March, they came by car and minivan. People standing outside the booth saw them arrive … and saw them depart. Goodfellas voting again and again. At all the booths. In other people’s names. With no fear and no one to stop them. The Sussex Street mob reckon they won four seats this […]