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Government slammed for lip service on affordability

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Miklos Bolza | 30 Jan 2017, 08:25 AM Agree 0
The government’s focus on affordability through supply has been likened to putting out a bushfire with a garden hose
  • Really? | 30 Jan 2017, 09:10 AM Agree 0
    Why do the so-called-experts always have no idea about how the industry works, that they comment on.
    Maybe some of them should move out of Sydney, and see the rest of the country.
  • Jason | 30 Jan 2017, 09:31 AM Agree 0
    This classroom expert has no idea. Even the Grattan Institute (a labor policies think tank) says removibg Neg Gearing will only decrease house prices by 1-2%. The AFR just wrote an article on 11 ways to improve affordability. Neg Gearing was a very minor one. More supply built at a fixed price without the developer mark ups. This so called expert has been watching too much Project and not enough Property Couch.
  • Ryle | 30 Jan 2017, 11:57 AM Agree 0
    It's just a Sydney problem so instead applying new rules on an Australia wide basis why not just jack up land tax in NSW. Problem solved and more taxes for the State Government.

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