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Labor policies and the impact on housing

Labor's proposed policies on negative gearing and capital gains may come at a time when residential property is already weak, and it's unlikely to make buying a property easier for first-home buyers.

Vital signs: why now is the right time to clamp down on negative gearing

Negative gearing makes it hard for renters to become home owners. Now would be a pain-free time to wind it back.

How will Labor’s negative gearing rules apply?

Confirmation that Labor's proposals on negative gearing will apply not only to investment property but all investments will require a rethink on many tax management strategies.

Why instos don’t invest in residential housing

Institutional investors have little interest in investing in residential property due to the low yields and favourable taxation concessions offered to owner occupiers and retail investors.

Time and tide should dampen negative gearing proposal

Estimates of the cost savings from abolishing negative gearing are overstated because the property becomes positively geared and incurs capital gains tax on sale, and allowing it on new homes only is dangerous.

Surprising negative gearing and capital gains survey results

Negative gearing and capital gains policies are points of difference between the two major political parties, and our survey shows a preference for change but not towards the policy proposed by Labor.

Negative gearing and capital gains survey

Residential property in Australia represents 65% of net household wealth, and is worth three times the superannuation pool. Depending on the outcome of the Federal election, the rules could change from 1 July 2017.

Busting tax myths for better reform

A look at some misconceptions around superannuation, negative gearing and capital gains tax and suggested ways to make our tax system fairer through better tax reform. It's a debate we need to have.

We should be encouraging self-sufficiency

The majority of Australians using negative gearing earn less than $80,000 a year, and it's part of a long term wealth creation strategy that should be encouraged, especially with such uncertainty about pensions and super.

Tax and the financial planning process

A perfect tax system would not affect how people save and invest, but in practice, there are many ways that Australia's tax system influences investor behaviour.

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