Western Australia Outlook Survey responses from Western Australian members on their thoughts to the policy changes include: Policy
Support a carbon tax?
Carbon tax will increase percentage of customers seeking energy efficient features when looking to buy
Should Stamp Duty be abolished?
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 policy changes from the recently announced WA state budget may be an indication that the Government does not intend to take such matters any further. There are still concerns about the Mining Tax, which has the potential to impact on the WA proper ty market in the coming 6 to 12 months. Western Australia is a major exporter of raw product and this tax could place some of the smaller operations in danger of becoming unviable, which would impact on employment and therefore demand for properties.
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