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Released on: 31-Mar-2015 The Real Estate Institute of Australia also welcomed the discussion paper but does not share John Symond’s view of negative gearing; president Neville Sanders commented: “We are pleased that the paper dispels common misunderstandings about negative gearing. The report states that ‘negative gearing does not in itself, cause a tax distortion’ and […]

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Released on: 20-Mar-2015 The Federal Government is considering introducing new legislation tightening the legal definitions, closing loopholes and introducing a new range of penalties for inappropriate buying or selling of existing and new residential real estate in Australia. It is proposed there will be civil penalties for foreign nationals who don’t comply with the law […]

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Released on: 11-Mar-2015 Andrew Leigh Shadow Assistant Treasurer Alas, too often, people who should know better have tended to make ‘productivity’ synonymous with longer hours and less job security. As an economist, I love hearing real-world examples of how firms are raising productivity. Last year, I visited a manufacturing firm that makes mining machines. So […]

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Released on: 28-Jan-2015 The Federal Government is seeking to increase the professional standards of those managing the retirement wealth of all Australian’s.  Does this mean the property investment advice sector faces a very steep transition to professional standards once it is regulated? “FPA rivals seek professional status“ Written by Aleks Vickovich Wednesday, 28 January 2015 www.ifa.com.au The […]

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Released on: 02-Aug-2012 PIAA is seeking to take the real estate component out of Property Investment Advice and through the provision of PI insurance meet advice professionals such as Financial Planners with support for their clients with this unregulated product. FOFA offers the Financial Planner the opportunity through their SOA to allocate capital to property, […]

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