Category Archives: housing affordability

There is a fix for house prices – but Victoria has missed its opportunity again

By Warwick Smith This article was originally published at The Age on 2 May 2017. Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas’ 2017/18 budget contains a handful of measures aimed at improving housing affordability, including exempting first home buyers from stamp duty for … Continue reading

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Four tax policies Australian house prices rest on – The Conversation

Warwick Smith, University of Melbourne First published at The Conversation The issues of tax and house prices are colliding in new ways ahead of the release of the government’s options paper on tax reform later this year. Treasurer Joe Hockey … Continue reading

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The Coalition want us to work more so we can give more to the banks – Independent Australia

By Warwick Smith This article was first published at Independent Australia. The Abbott Government wants us to work more but who really benefits? Economist Warwick Smith argues that instead of handing more of our money over to the big four … Continue reading

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Joe Hockey is beginning to understand not all taxes are created equal – The Guardian

By Warwick Smith Originally published at The Guardian. The treasurer’s endorsement of land tax in South Australia is an encouraging move away from his general opposition to taxation Joe Hockey recently said “I don’t like higher taxes; I am philosophically … Continue reading

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