Topic archives: capital gains tax

How the rich weaponised NIMBYism to wage class war

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

Crikey Worm: the rich get richer

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.

Housing affordability? Nah, never mind

May 9, 2017

Remember when the government was going to make this budget about housing affordability? Now, not so much.

Liberals’ problems won’t vanish with new leader

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.

How to solve housing affordability literally overnight

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?

Government stumbles on tax — part 598

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.

It’s (not) a kind of magic: housing obsession does no one any favours

March 1, 2016 8

Australians are completely besotted with property, but owning real estate is not some kind of magical investment.

What drives the morality police?

February 25, 2016

Crikey readers discuss the housing market and other issues of the day.

Memo to the rent-seeking zombies: you should pay CGT when you sell your damn house

February 23, 2016 18

Making the sale of the principal place of residence CGT-free is nothing short of intergenerational theft.

Labor commits on negative gearing as Shorten shows some policy spine

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"?

Turnbull is screwed either way on tax reform

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.

Forget broadening GST, it’s time to close tax breaks for the rich

Forget broadening GST, it’s time to close tax breaks for the rich

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.

That’s not a Great Big New Tax — THIS is a Great Big New Tax

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

BHP won’t get 51 per cent of Rio

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.

Tips and rumours

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 […]