Archives for October, 2014

Make foreign investors sell homes to first home buyers.

It is obvious that we have a housing affordability problem in many markets.  Sydney and Melbourne are the two outstanding examples.  So what are the facts? Prices are growing at an undesirable rate First home buyers are declining Foreign investment is increasing Based on auction clearance rates, demand is exceeding supply The government has a […]

Abbot Government Principles – what are they?

So what does Tony Abbott stand for?  What are the principles that guide his government?  The best way to understand the Abbott government principles is to look at what he has said and done.  Here are a few of the self evident principles that guide the Liberal government. Principles regarding the Australian Voters Principle 1.  Truth is […]

Sydney by Bullet Train

I am just back from a trip to Japan.  One thing that struck me as relevant to Sydney were bullet trains, or as they are called there, Shinkansen.  Maybe they could help with the housing problems we face in the Sydney basin. I was in Kyoto.  Kyoto is 363 km from Tokyo.  It takes the train […]