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Most Sydneysiders are concerned about the effects of foreign investment on the local real estate market. Dave Hunt/AAP

Sydneysiders blame foreign investors for high housing prices – survey

Only 18% of Sydneysiders think foreign investors should be able to buy property. They simply don't accept arguments that this investment improves housing affordability by increasing supply.
A Shorten government would double the screening fees on foreign investment and financial penalties that apply to foreign investment in residential real estate. Lukas Coch/AAP

Super funds targeted in Shorten’s housing affordability package

Labor will promise to ban direct borrowing by self-managed superannuation funds, as part of a housing affordability policy released on Friday.
The Chinese Community Party has trouble controlling its own members much less those of private businesses. Lukas Coch/AAP

China’s private companies are unjustly labeled as Communist Party plants

The public debate about Chinese corporations investing in Australia is spurred by several misleading ideas about the control of the Chinese government and its intervention with private businesses.
The newly created Critical Infrastructure Centre could assist overseas investors on whether they should bid for critical assets like ports. Julian Smith/AAP

Government’s new critical infrastructure list raises more questions than it answers for investors

The new Critical Infrastructure Centre might provide clarity on certain projects but it doesn't resolve the ongoing debate on what approach the government should take with foreign investment.
Scott Morrison says after current spending is taken care of the government will be able to focus on ‘good debt’. Lukas Coch/AAP

Morrison moves to reassure credit ratings agencies

Treasurer Scott Morrison says the government will take on more 'good debt' to boost productivity when current spending is under control.
The government has changed the rules so that another foreign investor can replace one who has pulled out of buying an off-the-plan dwelling. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Changes for off-the-plan foreign buyers rely on a broken supply argument

The government says its changes to foreign investment will increase housing supply and make it more affordable, but that's relying on narrow and possibly incorrect assumptions about investors.
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(Real) football: the reds buy the Reds?

Football isn’t what it used to be. In Australia, they don’t even know what football is actually called (it’s not soccer). But what’s even stranger is football has become very popular in countries that…
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Ausgrid: electricity decision fails to shock

Poor Scott Morrison. Public policy storms don’t get more perfect than this. Nor are they generally quite as revealing of the increasingly complex environment in which policies are made these days. The…

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