HIA Building Better Cities Summit 2015
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) is the voice of Australia’s home building industry.
HIA has held its sixth Building Better Cities Summit in Sydney on Tuesday 18 August 2015 - Taxing the Australian Dream: Can we get the tax off housing?
The Australian Government are currently conducting a once in a generation review of the taxation system and our federation.
Due to an underlying structural budget deficit and a growing demand for government services, a realignment of the taxation and transfer system is inevitable.
During the summit local and international speakers discussed solutions to broaden the tax base and reduce the impact of taxes such as the GST and stamp duty on housing, creating a system that is fairer for home buyers, employers and the community.