Treasurer Scott Morrison says floor on GST revenue only a 'prospective commitment. - The West Australian

Scott Morrison has been less than effusive about fixing up WA's GST injustice, describing a promise to look at a floor as only a “prospective commitment”. The Federal Treasurer's comments come after WA Treasurer Mike Nahan accused Malcolm Turnbull of ...

Treasurer Scott Morrison praises plan that could wipe 25 per cent off cost of new home - The Sydney Morning Herald

Home buyers would only have to pay for 75 per cent of their total house price under a plan praised by Treasurer Scott Morrison less than eight weeks out from a federal budget designed to help ease Australia's housing affordability crisis. On Monday, Mr ...

The government doesn't actually want housing to be more affordable - The Sydney Morning Herald

Why have the federal government deliberately ruled out using the only tools that might reduce housing prices? Because then they might succeed. Andrew P Street. facebook SHARE · twitter TWEET · email · google-plus · linkedin · reddit; More. The biggest ...

Victoria's stamp duty cut will raise house prices, Scott Morrison says - ABC Online

The state Labor Government has announced a suite of policies to tackle housing affordability over recent weeks, with Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas calling on the Federal Government to "step up to the plate" and look beyond land supply — the primary ...

Scott Morrison hails Vic Labor on first-buyer homes package - The Australian

Scott Morrison has commended the Victorian Labor government for unveiling a housing package that would exempt first-home buyers from paying stamp duty on properties under $600,000 but says unless more houses are built the market will not change.

Morrison's housing affordability fix focuses on supply - InDaily

Scott Morrison is making housing affordability a key issue for his second budget, but one centred on supply rather than cash handouts. Colin Brinsden. Monday March 06, 2017 Treasurer Scott Morrison. AAP image. Monday March 06, 2017 Comments.

Liberal MP calls for courage on housing - NEWS.com.au

The federal government needs to pluck up the courage and do something meaningful to curb Australia's soaring house prices, one of its backbenchers says. Outspoken Liberal MP John Alexander has put forward a number of ideas, including letting young ...

Why this top rates strategist thinks losing the triple-A credit rating would be great for Australia - Business Insider Australia

It's around two months to the federal budget, and there are reports today that treasurer Scott Morrison is shaping a package aimed at middle Australia that will tackle housing affordability and ensure strong funding for crucial services like Medicare ...

Scott Morrison plans to woo middle Australia with 'credible' budget for all - The Australian

Scott Morrison is framing a budget aimed at boosting the government's flagging stocks in middle Australia, vowing to address housing affordability, possibly with tax changes, and avoiding funding cuts to critical services such as Medicare, schools and ...

Morrison discovers “living standards” for Budget - MacroBusiness (blog)

... …Acknowledging that families had been doing it “tough” and arguing that flat wages growth had seen greater demand on essential public services, Mr Morrison signalled there would be spending on schools, hospitals and Medicare in the budget, which ...

Treasurer Scott Morrison pledges to support first-time buyers struggling to buy a home in next Federal Budget - Daily Mail

Housing affordability is set to take center stage in the Federal Budget in May, as Treasurer Scott Morrison hopes to help Australians who are struggling buy a home. Speaking to The Australian, Mr Morrison said he would like to see higher living ...

Sloan nails immigration debate, Kelly & Morrison fail it - MacroBusiness (blog)

Australia's real estate treasurer, Scott Morrison, yesterday ruled-out cutting Australia's mass immigration program, citing spurious demographic arguments. From The Australian: Mr Morrison said net immigration had decreased since the last “big ...

Morrison Remains 'Concerned' at Weak Wages, Australian Budget - Bloomberg

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison said he's still “very concerned” about the impact of record-low wage growth on the budget even after the economy rebounded strongly in the final three months of last year. The treasurer sought to play down the fiscal ...

Morrison 'concerned' at weak wage growth, Australian budget - Times of Oman

Sydney: Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison said he's still “very concerned” about the impact of record-low wage growth on the budget even after the economy rebounded strongly in the final three months of last year. The treasurer sought to play down ...

Scott Morrison says budget will remember the renters - The Conversation AU

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Treasurer working on housing affordability package for May budget - The Australian

Treasurer Scott Morrison has indicated the government is working on a housing affordability package for the May federal budget, but refused to say whether the package would address capital gains tax concessions. “I'm not about to inform your ...

Australia's May 9 budget to focus on growth, housing - treasurer - Times of India

By Peter Gosnell. March 5 (Reuters) - Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison will unveil measures to boost economic growth and address the problem of expensive housing when he hands down the budget on May 9, he said on Sunday. "We're working on a ...

Treasurer Scott Morrison rejects cuts to immigration - The Australian

Treasurer Scott Morrison has downplayed calls from One Nation and conservatives including Tony Abbott for Australia's immigration intake to be decreased. Mr Morrison said net immigration had decreased since the last “big Australia” debate in 2010, and ...

Housing package slated for May budget - Sky News Australia

Treasurer Scott Morrison says the government is preparing a housing affordability package for the upcoming May budget. Mr Morrison told Sky News the package would aim to hit all those affected by the issue. 'We're working on a package for the budget ...

Federal budget to include housing package: Treasurer Scott Morrison - The Sydney Morning Herald

Treasurer Scott Morrison says the government is developing a package of reforms to address housing affordability, rental stress and homelessness for inclusion in the May federal budget. Mr Morrison said while Labor's only policy to address housing ...