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Entries from February 25th, 2016

Climate Change Adaptation for Settlements and Infrastructure

February 25th, 2016 · No Comments · Climate change, Government, Planning

(Visualisation of a current climate 100 year flood event in southeast Queensland) The Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure (ACCARNSI) Forum and Workshop was held 15 – 17, February 2016 on the Campus of the University of Canberra, ACT. ACCARNSI is one of four National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) […]

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Tax reform for affordable housing: Labor’s negative gearing and capital gains tax proposals

February 18th, 2016 · No Comments · Affordability, Construction, Housing, Tax

By proposing to restrict negative gearing to new-built housing and reduce the tax discount for capital gains, Federal Labor has presented a real policy platform for more affordable housing. The high cost of housing in Australia – to buy, and to rent – is largely a product of our current tax settings, which favour highly-geared […]

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Tenancy law reform for ‘secure occupancy’

February 8th, 2016 · No Comments · Government, Law, Tenancy

New South Wales tenancy laws are under review, and City Futures has made a submission drawing on our research into how well Australia and other countries provide for ‘secure occupancy’ in rental housing. The research, conducted in collaboration with Swinburne University for AHURI, sought to capture the extent to which households in rental housing can […]

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