More Articles by Author "Stephen Anthony"
Christopher Joye argues, and we agree, that Australian super funds need to do more to assist Australian businesses to access capital (see yesterday’s AFR column), but the way forward shouldn’t ignore the benefits of portfolio diversification across economic cycles.
Read more about "SMEs Need Superannuation Help To Power Performance"...
- Facilitating and co-ordinating investment in social housing
- Role of a housing bond aggregator in enabling attractive returns
- How might a new institutional investment market emerge and what costs are involved in delivering tax credits
Read more about "Fostering a Climate to Attract Institutional Investment into Affordable Housing"...
Australia stands on the precipice of a major social crisis. Industry Super Australia estimates a national affordable housing shortage (mostly sub-market rentals and emergency housing) in the order of 350,000 depending on typical family size. Two thirds or more of that shortage is in New South Wales and Victoria.
Read more about "How tax credits can stop housing heartbreak"...
The challenge for the Treasurer in 2018 and beyond is to generate an upward spiral of non mining and new dwelling investment to help reverse the low productivity and falling competitiveness of the post GFC period. This vicious cycle has in part been a toxic byproduct of the stifling pettiness and fractious division that has characterised Australian politics and policy-making since mid-2010.
Read more about "A Policy Reset for Jobs and Growth"...
With the Government’s 2017-18 Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) due Monday, a review into the likely national bottom-line is timely. Certainly the domestic economy is likely to achieve respectable growth in 2018 and it appears that non-mining business investment is recovering nicely. All this is good news. Surely the Treasurer can finally back in a return to surplus in 2020-21?
No so fast.
Read more about "Time for Christmas Budget Cheer"...