Hot property: negative gearing and capital gains tax


by John Daley and Danielle Wood

Reforms to negative gearing and capital gains tax would save the government about $5.3 billion a year and improve housing affordability without significantly hurting incentives to save. Change is long overdue.


13 April 2016

Peer-to-peer pressure: policy for the sharing economy

The rise of the sharing economy is about much more than saving money on taxi bills. It is changing travel, use of property and the job market. Governments should embrace it while reducing any downsides.


26 May 2016

‘Who loses most’ is not always the right question

Any change in taxation invariably raises questions about distribution. Who loses, who wins – and who loses most – will always be an issue. But such analysis should be applied with care, lest it miss the bigger picture.


09 June 2016

Roads to riches: how to drive our transport dollar further

Join Nick Greiner, former NSW Premier and former chairman of Infrastructure NSW, at this Forward Thinking event as he discusses a better approach to transport infrastructure spending with Grattan Transport Program Director Marion Terrill and John Watson from The Conversation.


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