Queensland Outlook Survey responses from Queensland members on their thoughts to the policy changes include: Policy
Carbon tax will increase percentage of customers seeking energy efficient features when looking to buy
Should Stamp Duty be abolished?
Support a carbon tax?
Should Stamp Duty be replaced with a broad-based land tax?
Should Stamp Duty be replaced with death duties?
Would support disposing of negative gearing?
The exclusion of any of these proposed policy changes from the recently announced Queensland state budget may be an indication that the Government does not intend to take such matters any fur ther. The lack of State Government action on new land releases is stifling the market. Its move to cap Council plan charges in south east Queensland is only a fraction of what they should be considering. Water and sewerage head works should also be reviewed as they are equally important to the cost of new land. There is no expectation of any rise in non-government building approvals in the next six months, and there is even the potential for them to fall.
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