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property July 6, 2019

House prices and zoning

The latest figures suggest that house prices are rising once more. According to Reserve Bank research, zoning restrictions contribute to high prices – but planning experts disagree.

property December 15, 2018

The truth behind housing market forecasts

As the media, politicians and those with a vested interest scaremonger over the housing market, the reality is far less bleak – for those who aren’t renting, at least.

taxation March 31, 2018

Tim Storer’s stand on corporate tax

Tim Storer’s demands for broader reforms to corporate tax rates show the Senate newcomer to be a man not for turning.

resources November 17, 2018

The energy blame game

As the government pushes to legislate for control of energy prices, retailers blame poor policy for rising bills. Meanwhile, experts say, the market continues to be gamed by energy generators.

property November 12, 2016

Millers Point residents challenge Barangaroo casino in court

A Land and Environment Court challenge to James Packer’s proposed casino tower at Barangaroo may yet turn the odds against the Crown Resorts proposal.

business August 15, 2015

Inside controversial rideshare firm Uber’s radical model

Rideshare company Uber’s aggressive fight against the taxi industry and the tax office has caught governments off guard.

property March 7, 2015

Cheap land beyond city limits locked up by zoning

First-time property buyers look for affordable land beyond city limits, but find flood risk and prohibitive zoning regulations.

taxation February 7, 2015

Power games in the electricity industry

The tax arrangements keeping electricity prices high.

business October 25, 2014

Supermarket forces

Calls are mounting for Coles and Woolworths to have their ruthless conduct with suppliers and competition practices more closely scrutinised.

business October 18, 2014

The power of the electricty market

A senate inquiry is pending into the long-flawed system delivering rising electricity prices.

business September 20, 2014

Turbulent times as Qantas fights for survival

Poor decision-making by the powers that be and decades of stoic resistance to change have sent Qantas’s fortunes into a tailspin.