Federal Budget 2017

Budget 2017-18: should we speculate to accumulate?

The concept of good debt and bad debt is not new but should the Treasurer Scott Morrison’s sudden passionate differentiation between the two have us worried?

Federal Budget 2017

Housing affordability hitting low-income renters

Anglicare has released its annual Rental Affordability Snapshot report that reveals low-income renters are being pushed out of the market, with available properties either unaffordable or unsuitable.

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Budget 2017–18: time for action on housing affordability

Housing affordability may be one of the biggest talking points so far this year, but it seems our Parliamentarians have no problem buying big when it comes to property.

Federal Budget 2017

Tony Abbott publishes his five-point plan for re-election

Tony Abbott has conducted what he calls ‘the ultimate pub test’, having ‘hundreds’ of conversations with Australians who say that they’re “sick of politicians”. Are you one of them?

Federal Budget 2017

Negative gearing a no-go, so what’s next?

With Treasurer Scott Morrison yesterday defiantly ruling out any changes to negative gearing, it's clear that this year’s Budget is going to be a battlefield on housing affordability.

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Budget 2017–18: outlook for retirement and housing

Politics again trumped policy when Scott Morrison talked about housing affordability on Monday so let’s get on with the solutions that will work if adopted in Budget 2017–18.


GP home visits could face Budget funding cuts

Concern is growing among doctors that MBS payments for after-hours visits to patients will be cut in the upcoming Budget, leading to more pressure on hospital emergency departments.