Budget 2017

  • Wrap up – What’s new for FY 18: Samantha McLean

    July 1 is a date in everyone’s calendar. Not only is it the start of the new financial year, and the halfway point in the calendar year, but also the date when many of the state and federal budget initiatives come into effect. Here is a roundup of what’s changed around the country and in each state when the clock ticked over. …

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  • Property investors to lose in budget changes, says Bradley Beer

    The 2017 Federal Budget, handed down by Treasurer Scott Morrison this week includes proposed changes which will affect residential property investors Australia-wide. The Australian Tax Office (ATO) allows owners of income producing property to claim depreciation deductions for the wear and tear that occurs to a building’s structure and the plant and equipment assets within. The proposed changes relate to the depreciation of plant and equipment assets and the eligibility to claim this deduction. …

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  • The Eight Best Budget Moments from #Budget17: Sarah Bell

    The 2017 Federal budget has been mostly received well judging from commentary by property pundits so far. A goldilocks attempt to temper the forces of supply and demand; of foreign investment and affordable housing without causing economic shockwaves. But, Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison or #ScoMo as he is trending was going to have a difficult time pleasing everyone. “The government is making changes that will help more people realise their goals of home ownership,” …

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  • 2017 Budget preview – What’s in it for housing: Andrew Cocks

    Scott Morrison’s 2017-18 Federal Budget would have to be one of the most anticipated in recent memory. Speculation about its content has generated enormous media coverage, as well as a lot of angst in response to the leaks and red herrings on the subject of housing affordability. It’s all the more remarkable given that the Commonwealth Government has limited means to do anything meaningful to fix the problem. …

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  • What to expect from the 2017 Federal Budget (for property people): Sarah Bell

    Just like The State of Origin night, Budget night draws a crowd of millions as the nation waits in anticipation to see what plays will be made by the rainmakers in their pin-striped suits….OK, that last bit is a stretch (*total lie)…but this is the hottest budget we have seen for a long time – and mostly because of the issues around property. …

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