The task to make Australia 100% clean-energy is much larger than generally thought requiring approximately 250% more electricity generation than at present.
Housing Affordability Index March 2020
Housing became more affordable in the first quarter of this year everywhere, apart from Hobart and on average homes are more affordable across Australia now than at any time in the last 17 years.
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.
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.
Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation – a Golden Handcuff
The recent changes will mean some less extreme outcomes in terms of revenue allocation and its effects but will still entail economic efficiency distortions in relation to incentives of State and Territory governments.
Housing affordability index June quarter 2019
House repayments across Australia were at their lowest level for 16 years in the second quarter of this year, according to the latest ABS figures, but the average first home buyer is waiting an additional 15.12 weeks to save a deposit.
ALP attempt to slant BCC elections
3.52% would put the LNP into the minority in council, and 6% would give Labor control in their own right, despite the LNP currently holding 60.56% of the two-party preferred vote.
Australian Temperature May 2019
The UAH record for May shows temperature for Australia to have been just slightly hotter than the May trend, which is the first graph that I have displayed, but there have been plenty of hotter Mays in the past of the record, as far back as the late 80s.
What happened on May 18? Our polling
This was an election that Labor lost. It had too many policies that hurt too many people through higher taxes.
ALP franking credit policy is taxation theft
Labor’s franking credits policy abolishes the tax free threshold for a certain class of low income earners and sets the minimum tax rate at 30% with no threshold.