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  •  - Open24 days left to have your sayConsultation Paper

    In the 2017-18 Budget, the Government announced a comprehensive housing affordability plan to improve outcomes across the housing continuum. The Government’s plan includes establishing: The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) – a new corporate Commonwealth entity dedicated to improving housing affordability; A $1 billion National Housing Infrastructure Facility (NHIF) which will use tailored […]

  •  - Open2 days left to have your sayExposure Draft

    Increasing the supply of Affordable Housing – Treasurers media release Overview As part of the 2017-18 Budget, the Government announced it would be providing tax incentives to increase private and institutional investment in affordable housing. Additional 10 per cent capital gains discount for investments in affordable housing From 1 January 2018, the Government is encouraging […]

  •  - ClosedExposure Draft

    As part of the 2017-18 Budget, the Government announced that it would be making capital gains tax (CGT) changes for foreign residents. Main residence exemption From 9 May 2017 the Government will remove the entitlement to the CGT main residence exemption for foreign residents that have dwellings that qualify as their main residence. Therefore any […]

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