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The gifts that buy political access in Australia

A Grattan Institute study into lobbying and influence in politics recommends a cleaner and fairer system in Australia. Federal MPs should be stopped from taking lucrative lobbying roles when leaving parliament. And political advertising spending should be capped to reduce the reliance by political parties parties on a few big […]
The gifts that buy political access in Australia
Markets

Here’s a look at the widening gap between wages and house prices

A new report has recommended that more houses need to be built to ease home affordability. House prices in Australia have more than doubled in real terms over the past 20 years. The Grattan Institute released a study, Housing affordability: re-imagining the Australian dream, recommending that more houses be built […]
Here’s a look at the widening gap between wages and house prices
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CHARTS: Home ownership for younger Australians is at 35-year lows

Analysis of the latest Census data by the Grattan Institute has revealed that increasingly home ownership is no longer part of the Australian Dream for younger people. Home ownership levels have declined at all ages between 25 and 64 since 1981, according to John Daley of the Grattan Institute, with […]
CHARTS: Home ownership for younger Australians is at 35-year lows
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The 20 most mortgage stressed suburbs in Australia

Half the 20 suburbs with the worst cases of mortgage stress are in Victoria, according to analysis of census data. Research by the Grattan Institute looked at areas where mortgage repayments were greater than 30% of household income. The analysis uses data from the 2016 census compared with the 2011 […]
The 20 most mortgage stressed suburbs in Australia
Tech

5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Today’s 5 things you need to know are brought to you by Tower One, International Towers Sydney. Workplace designers are looking to smartphones for inspiration to create more efficient and flexible work spaces. Discover how Australia’s most innovative new buildings are redefining how work is done. Hello! Welcome to the […]
5 things you need to know in Australian tech today
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Why claims the Budget is making ‘retrospective’ changes to super are rubbish

In his budget reply speech this week, Opposition leader Bill Shorten said Labor had “very grave concerns about retrospective changes” to superannuation being proposed by the government. The superannuation industry has been even more vociferous. But labelling the changes as “retrospective” in this case is a furphy. For a decade, […]
Why claims the Budget is making ‘retrospective’ changes to super are rubbish