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John Howard says negative gearing debate needs to focus on past experience

John Howard says negative gearing debate needs to focus on past experience
Date: 19 May 2016

Former Prime Minister John Howard OM AC today told 350 delegates at the First National Real Estate convention in Cairns he was intrigued that there had been very little reference, in the federal election debate about negative gearing policy, to the experience of its removal in 1985.

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: 1985, 1987, capital, estate, first, gains, gearing, howard, john, keating, national, negative, paul, real, rent, renting, tax

ABS Statistics Reveal Impact of Investors on Rents

ABS Statistics Reveal Impact of Investors on Rents
Date: 13 May 2016

Australian Bureau of Statistics housing figures released this week provide evidence that investor activity and current negative gearing tax arrangements keep rents lower than they would otherwise be says First National Real Estate chief executive, Ray Ellis.

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: abs, ellis, estate, first, gearing, investors, national, negative, ray, real, rents, statistics

Negative Gearing: War of Experts Risks Bigger Picture

Negative Gearing: War of Experts Risks Bigger Picture
Date: 26 April 2016

With both major parties having outlined their policies on negative gearing and capital gains tax, it’s important not to lose sight of the bigger picture as the ‘war of the experts’ begins says First National Real Estate chief executive, Ray Ellis.

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: bis, bunn, ellis, estate, experts, first, gearing, grattan, institute, national, negative, of, ray, real, shrapnel, stewart, the, war

John Howard OM AC to provide First National Convention keynote in Cairns

John Howard OM AC to provide First National Convention keynote in Cairns
Date: 13 April 2016

Australasia’s largest independent real estate network, First National Real Estate, today announced that former Prime Minister John Howard OM AC will deliver the keynote address at its 2016 National Convention, which will be hosted at the Hilton Cairns this May. 

Read more Filed under: Media / National|QLD News Tags: bunn, cairns, convention, ellis, estate, first, howard, john, keynote, national, ray, real, stewart

Property investment underpins economic stability

Property investment underpins economic stability
Date: 17 March 2016

As the complicated debate about negative gearing and capital gains tax continues amongst politicians, one certainty about real estate investment is that it plays a major role in consumer confidence and economic stability, according to First National Real Estate’s chief executive, Ray Ellis.

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: economic, ellis, estate, first, investment, national, property, ray, real, stability, underpins
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