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NIMBYism is out of control in Australia

NIMBYism is out of control in Australia

It is not possible to live in a city and have the size and density level of your area remain constant over the long term. So why do some people think that it is?

An Apple store in Fed Square would betray the entire city

An Apple store in Fed Square would betray the entire city

It’s a measure of how corroded by cynicism Labor has become that this proposal got anywhere at all. It is an act of political cowardice.

This is not how you fix an ‘immigration problem’

This is not how you fix an ‘immigration problem’

Immigration isn't merely about turning a tap of people on and off — it's an intersection of multiple policy failures across all three levels of government.

Is Dan Andrews’ Labor too friendly with Beijing?

Is Dan Andrews’ Labor too friendly with Beijing?

Victorian Labor has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from Chinese interests. Now it refuses to make public its secret deal with Beijing. It's not a good look.

Can anything save Melbourne’s Greyhound Hotel?

Can anything save Melbourne’s Greyhound Hotel?

A Melbourne icon is to meet the wrecking ball.

Meet the mysterious Chinese property developer giving a motza to the ALP

Meet the mysterious Chinese property developer giving a motza to the ALP

The largest donor to either party in 2013-14 was a China-based individual named Zichun Wang. But who is Zichun Wang? The Mandarin journalist David Donaldson investigates.

Harry Triguboff could be in for an $15 billion payday — if he ever sells

Harry Triguboff could be in for an $15 billion payday — if he ever sells

Harry Triguboff could leapfrog over Gina Rinehart as Australia's richest person -- if he ever sells his lucrative property business, that is.

Family (and property) First: micro-party more like a mega-clan

Family (and property) First: micro-party more like a mega-clan

Many of Family First's network of candidates in Victoria are related to one another (and to state director Ashley Fenn). And they have an awful lot of property developer links, write journalism students Daryl Holland, Elyas Khan and Keryn Reynolds.

Should negative gearing be abolished? Experts weigh in

Should negative gearing be abolished? Experts weigh in

Property Observer journalist Nicola Trotman asked four leading economists one of the thorniest questions in property: is negative gearing fair?

Held up by red tape, developers want ‘super councils’

Held up by red tape, developers want ‘super councils’

As new home sales decline and residential construction remains in the doldrums, Australia’s biggest property developers are pointing the finger of blame at councils.