Monthly Archives: May 2016

The policy and politics of negative gearing reform

Negative gearing was first introduced in the Tax Act of 1936 in an attempt to stimulate Australia’s economy following the Great Depression. Its aim was to incentivise new building activity, thereby making home ownership more affordable. And, for a time, … Continue reading

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Euroseptic

A SPECTRE is haunting Europe: the spectre of nationalism. Far-right political parties have been gaining traction since 2008’s financial crisis; a trend greatly accelerated by a recent influx of refugees, prompting many European governments to adopt strict border-control policies and distance … Continue reading

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