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Queensland Parliament to investors: What’s yours is ours
The state government can find $200 million for the rescue a 90% foreign-owned airline like Virgin, but is happy to throw Queensland investors under a bus.
Queensland Government’s new, secret, tenancy laws unnecessary, unjust and inequitable
In the last federal election Labor lost in large part because of their proposed taxes on negative gearing and dividends. This proposal is even more unjust.
AIP v ECQ
Updated 3 April 2020: Judge clarifies circumstances in which property developers can donate to policy and advocacy organisations. A rebuff to ECQ position.
Housing affordability index December 2019
With the release of the December 2019 quarter figures by the ABS we have just released our most recent housing affordability report. Housing affordability in most cities remains within historically comfortable limits, so this month we also looked at one probable effect of the COVID-19 pandemic - mortgage stress.
12 month housing loan payment amnesty would be affordable
Modelling by the Australian Institute for Progress shows that homeowning Australians have a financial buffer in the equity in their house that they can safely use to tide over the short-term interruption caused by COVID-19.
Australian bushfires on Turkey’s answer to Al Jazeera
Last night I was interviewed by TRT - Turkey's answer to Al Jazeera - on a panel moderated by Adnan Azwaz on the Australian fires. My fellow panellists were Professor Mark Howden and Tony Kevin.
Housing affordability index September, 2019
It is now 5.83% cheaper for the average Australian to repay an average housing loan than it was in 1994, but it takes the average Australian 65% longer to save the deposit.
Spending cap leaves Labor sitting pretty
Instead of “taking money out of politics”, new electoral funding laws announced by the Premier just change the mix and move more of the chips to Labor’s side of the table.
September temperature data
The lower tropospheric temperature over Australia, which we are showing here, was hotter than average, but only the 15th hottest in the satellite record.