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Let’s talk about the family home … and its exemption from the pension means test

As the population ages and the government’s fiscal problems grow, there’s increasing policy interest in tapping into older people’s accumulated housing wealth to support retirement.

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Our cities will stop working without a decent national housing policy

We have to move the housing conversation beyond a game of political football about negative-gearing winners and losers. Australia needs a bipartisan, long-term, housing policy.

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Turnbull should help the states switch stamp duty for land tax

Before the government considers company or personal income tax cuts, it should help the states replace property stamp duties with a broad based land tax argues the Australian Council of Social Service.

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Leading RMIT academic examines the challenges of Italy’s urban life

An RMIT researcher has recently spent three months in Italy studying one of the country's most neglected neighbourhoods and the challenges it presents for its people.

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Negative gearing: scrap or preserve?

The Australian tax debate has placed negative gearing under scrutiny.

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