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January 2004 News Article
26 January Feds should push state tax reform, REI says
The Commonwealth Government should act now to fulfil the promised review of State taxation by 2005, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia.
19 January Lending to first buyers a record low
Lending to first home buyers was at a record low of 13.1 per cent, the Australia Bureau of Statistics said today (Jan 19).
9 January Tax Office to hit GST avoidance on the sale of new homes
The Tax Office is to clamp down on arrangements between property developers and marketers used to avoid paying GST on the sale of new homes. A taxpayer alert issued this week (week ending Jan 10) warns...
5 January REI predicts slower but buoyant property market in 2004
Buoyant property marketplaces will be a feature of 2004, though the pace will be more restrained as market forces and rising interest rates slow the rate of growth, according to a Real Estate Institute assessment today...
1 January Water abstraction charge doubles today
The water abstraction charge will double from today (Jan 1) to 20 cents a kilolitre.
1 January Wood heater replacement subsidy begins
A subsidy of up to $600 for people replacing wood heaters begins today (Jan 1).