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Australia for Sale

I am part of a tribe.  Several tribes in fact.  I am part of the Inner West Tribe, the Sydney Tribe, the New South Wales Tribe, the Australian Tribe.  Even the World Tribe.  All these “tribes” are defined by the lump of land we occupy.  The thing is, the bigger the lump of land, the […]

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 […]

Qantas – How we got to this

A little history might show why Qantas is where it is now, and what could happen.  How did we get to this? Qantas was distracted in 2006 by a takeover attempt. A consortium called Airline Partners offered $5.45 per share.  The board endorsed the offer but shareholders rejected it.  Today the shares are trading at […]