Local Governance in South Australia

Monday, 23 June 2014   The state government in recent years has forced local government to provide more services far and beyond those traditionally associated with local government. The cost to the ratepayer by councils has increased to levels which are now...

Extremely high Land Tax hits land supply

Thursday, 15 March 2012   Despite South Australia recording lower population growth than other parts of Australia, extremely high Land Tax combined with cautious lending has tightened land supply in South Australia according to the Urban Development Institute of...

Response to the 2011/12 SA Budget

Wednesday, 8 February 2012   Land Tax has increased by 346% under the Rann Labor Government, and property rates and charges by 63%. No surprise that Land Tax will keep on increasing and forcing landowners to start to sell to China and Saudi Arabia. (These...

Foreign Owned Vacant Properties

Friday, 13 January 2012   Land Tax is high because of high property prices. One of the reasons why property prices are high (and Land Tax ) is clearly pointed out in the articles posted on the Property Observer’s website. Please copy and paste the links...