Tag Archives: Negative gearing

Negative gearing – an issue for Labor to win the next Australian federal election?

A carefully crafted proposal by Labor to curb negative gearing concessions to investment property owners gained wide acceptance in the lead-up to the last election 2 July 2016 won narrowly by the Coalition. I made a contribution to the debate … Continue reading

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Why did Paul Keating bring back negative gearing?

Paul Keating was a peerless Treasurer, a master of inventive invective, and not at all modest when it came to reminding us of his many achievements. Indeed at a Christmas Dinner Press Gallery in 1990 he described himself as the … Continue reading

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Labor targets Investment Returns.

Before losing the last federal election the Labor party held office for two terms during which the budgeted reserves they inherited were consumed, and replaced with alarming debt after staving off the global financial crisis, and  implementing many admirable reforms. … Continue reading

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