CAAN responds to Commentator Lex on Elizabeth Farrelly’s ‘Sydney’s Hamlet Tragedy: Urban Sprawl conquers all’

Lex wrote …

People have to live somewhere & it is far preferable to go up, allowing for the preservation of open spaces & transport consolidation than out, resulting in urban sprawl & the entire Sydney basin eventually being covered in squat buildings. It is the peculiarly Australian malady of High Rise Phobia that continues to fuel the urban sprawl that is threatening Mt Gilead & similar places.

CAAN: Yes, people do have to live somewhere, and in case it has escaped your notice, Lex, both Sydney and Melbourne have been subjected to high immigration … not just 70,000 per annum of permanent migrants, but during the term of the Howard Government it rose to some 200,000, 300,000 or more with temporary migration of Visa holders!

This population explosion began in the late 1990s of the Howard Government when Middle Class Chinese were invited to invest or buy our real estate to gain ‘Flexible Citizenship’!

And the Ponzi Scheme… the origins of which date back to the 457 Visa being introduced after John Howard took office …

Many on Student Visas were able to bring out family members through a Family Visa, Parent, Grandparent, and Guardian Visa. 

The PhD Student Visa, Investor Stream, Significant Investor … and more!

This huge influx particularly from China led to increased competition for our housing … house prices escalated … locking out many young Australians … Black Money was awash in our real estate as the second tranche of the AML Legislation was shelved … then in October 2018 the Morrison Government exempted the Real Estate Gatekeepers from the Anti-Money Laundering Laws!

In January 2019 Scott Morrison announced a cut to migration of some 30,000, but at the same time overlooked that there were some 2.2 Million VISA Holders in Australia!

This Visa manipulation has benefited not only foreign buyers but both the high-rise and urban sprawl developers … in fact a ruling of the FIRB has allowed them to sell ‘new homes’ to foreign buyers! Whole Precincts of high-rise and urban sprawl!

IT would seem that the Australian People have been overruled by developers, doesn’t it?

  • We have had no say about this whatsoever despite many spending years to try and save our Heritage, Fauna, Flora, Farmlands, villages and suburbs from their greed and destruction!

SO what do you say now, Lex, about ‘High Rise Phobia’ fuelling the urban sprawl? 

Search CAAN Website to learn more about  …

-Lang Walker, Walker Corporation

-Harry Triguboff, Meriton

-Country Garden (now Risland)

-LandCom

-Wilton, Appin, Mount Gilead

-Visa Manipulation

-Foreign Investment Review Board (the FIRB) and much more!

Read this from Elizabeth Farrelly:

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/sydney-s-hamlet-tragedy-urban-sprawl-conquers-all-20210409-p57hsm.html?fbclid=IwAR1avEyF2hBA7ESw5oPKjcz3EnEwHczfgZvL_Y-qD6N0RFeUikaZY47s3XI#comments

Michael Pascoe reveals how the Housing Affordability Crisis has come about

‘Michael Pascoe: The federal government doesn’t care at all about the housing crisis’

WHY would it? Having created it …

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Keeping the link here for access … to quote from as often as possible!

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Leichhardt’s 181 Apartment Complex Plan Rejected

The Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel knocked back the redevelopment proposal for 40-76 William Street by Anprisa Pty Ltd, associated with Edward Doueihi, founder and director of Ceerose.

DESPITE the panel’s rejection, managing director Edward Doueihi confirmed that the company intends to progress the existing design for the project through the Land & Environment Court process. (AKA the Developers Court.)

READ MORE!

SOURCE:

https://theurbandeveloper.com/articles/developer-refused-181-apartment-development-leichhardt

WITH a track record like that of CEEROSE could it be that those in Leichhardt may have many more reasons to object to the development of this apartment complex in their midst?

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Sydney Couple Paid $450K for Mould-infested Flat

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Developer Ceerose fined $300,000 over Worker’s Spinal Injuries

https://m.hcamag.com/hr-news/company-fined-300000-over-workers-spinal-injuries-243699.aspx

A Beacon for Residential Development in Sydney

(Search for this report;  however some residents don’t share this view. At 2019, and in the 3 years since handover, the Owners had experienced basement flooding!)

https://www.propertyobserver.com.au/forward-planning/investment-strategy/property-news-and-insights/84357-ceerose-says-sydney-apartment-sales-have-slowed.html?fbclid=IwAR1YQW_n7cG8tgqA4CE6ic7SNWEUY1gsBmroKlRi9xfOdtj98fHiqNq43RA

Ceerose become landlords after Sydney apartment sales slowdown

2018 the absence of foreign buyers had left it with unsold apartments.

https://www.propertyobserver.com.au/forward-planning/investment-strategy/property-news-and-insights/84357-ceerose-says-sydney-apartment-sales-have-slowed.html?fbclid=IwAR1YQW_n7cG8tgqA4CE6ic7SNWEUY1gsBmroKlRi9xfOdtj98fHiqNq43RA

Greaton’s St Leonards South for 232 apartments … Homes a Thing of the Past

Among Greaton’s Partners is Builder CEEROSE … a company that has had issues raised concerning complaints of flooding and defective materials and workmanship!

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/north-shore/greatons-st-leonards-south-plans-include-232-apartments/news-story/3a5abcda3e78eec52c15ea99d4749dcf

From ‘Sydney Criminal Lawyers’ … Teflon Gladys …

Gladys Berejiklian

LINKS to reports from ‘Sydney Criminal Lawyers’ … on Teflon Gladys

NSW Premier’s Office Accused of Corruption

30/10/2020 BY SONIA HICKEY

The potentially unlawful shredding of documents relating to $252 million in grants could finally be the nail in the coffin of New South Wales’ Premier Gladys Berejiklian,

The story so far

A NSW Parliamentary Committee investigating the $252 million Stronger Communities Fund has been told by two senior staff members of the Premier’s office that ‘working notes’ sent between Ms Berejiklian and her senior staff member Sarah Lau with regard to grant allocation, were physically shredded, and then digitally deleted, in what was “not routine practice”.

The revelations have resulted in fresh calls for the Premier to resign, amid concerns her staff may have acted unlawfully in disposing of the papers.

READ MORE!

https://www.sydneycriminallawyers.com.au/blog/nsw-premiers-office-accused-of-corruption/

Teflon Gladys. Is it Time for the NSW Premier to Resign?

13/11/2020 BY SONIA HICKEY & UGUR NEDIM

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has faced scrutiny recently over her involvement in – or at least wilful blindness in the face of – allegations of corruption by members of her Party.

Just a few weeks ago, NSW residents were polarised over whether the Premier should resign after admitting to a long-term, secret personal relationship with disgraced former MP Daryl Maguire; during which the pair discussed the latter’s questionable business dealings.

Shielded by the mainstream media

The narrative put forth by parts of the mainstream media was that the Premier’s personal life and poor relationship choice should not prevent her from continuing in her position.

But, perhaps the real question should have been: Did Ms Berejiklian know about, or at least turn a blind eye to, her partner’s potentially corrupt conduct, and breach her duty under the law to report it?

READ MORE!

https://www.sydneycriminallawyers.com.au/blog/teflon-gladys-is-it-time-for-the-nsw-premier-to-resign/

Allocating Millions Without Documentation. So What? Says Berejiklian

02/12/2020 BY PAUL GREGOIRE

The rules pertaining to proper conduct applying to all citizens of this state, as well as less senior politicians, don’t apply when it comes to the NSW premier, according to the suspect actions and excuses of current office-bearer Gladys Berejiklian.

The latest scandal to beset the state’s leader – and perhaps the most damning – involves her signing off on a suite of council grants adding up to $141 million, much of which just happened to be allocated to councils in Coalition-held seats in the lead up to the last election.

Berejiklian is not the only minister to have signed off on the grants in order to “curry favour” within the community.

The $252 million grants rort – 95 percent of which was allocated to Coalition regions – saw deputy premier John Barilaro and a former local government minister giving biased approvals too.

READ MORE!

https://www.sydneycriminallawyers.com.au/blog/allocating-millions-without-documentation-so-what-says-berejiklian/

2021

NSW Premier’s Office Acted Illegally, But Won’t be Prosecuted

25/01/2021 BY SONIA HICKEY & UGUR NEDIM

An investigation by the State Archives and Records Authority (the ‘SARA’) has found that the New South Wales Premier’s office broke the law when they shredded documents relating to $252 million in grants.

However, there is no indication any charges will be laid or that the premier or her office will be made legally accountable for their misconduct.

The law

The State Records Act 1998 (NSW) requires public officers to protect and retain a range of records.

Section 11 of the Act  is titled ‘Obligation to Protect Records’ and requires that:

(1) Each public office must ensure the safe custody and proper preservation of the State records that it has control of.

(2) A public office must ensure that arrangements under which a State record that it has control of but that is in the possession or custody of some other person include arrangements for the safe keeping, proper preservation and due return of the record.

(3) A public office must take all reasonable steps to recover a State record for which the public office is responsible and that the public office does not have control of, unless the record is under the control of the Authority or of some other person with lawful authority.

Under the government’s formal requirement for ministers’ offices records, and a requirement of the act, “briefing notes or papers maintained in the Premier’s Office” are “required as state archives.”

Section 21 of the Act further requires that a person must not ‘abandon or dispose of a State record’, nor ‘damage or alter a State record.’

The maximum penalty for the offence is a fine of $5,500, which applies to each breach.

The shredded documents are certainly state records for the purposes of the Act.

READ MORE!

https://www.sydneycriminallawyers.com.au/blog/nsw-premiers-office-acted-illegally-but-wont-be-prosecuted/

Teflon Gladys: Inquiry Hears Fresh Evidence of Corruption

02/02/2021 BY SONIA HICKEY

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has attracted media headlines yet again as the New South Wales parliamentary inquiry into the allocation of government grants heard fresh reports of corruption.

Summary approval

The inquiry into the Integrity, Efficacy and Value for Money of NSW Government Grant Programs heard that the Premier approved a $20 million grant in Wagga Wagga without going through the required approval process.

Moreover, the grant was announced during the Wagga Wagga by-election that was sparked by the resignation of Daryl Maguire over corruption claims; Mr Maguire is, of course, the person with which Ms Berejiklian had a ‘secret relationship’ during that time.

READ MORE!

https://www.sydneycriminallawyers.com.au/blog/teflon-gladys-inquiry-hears-fresh-evidence-of-corruption/

Gladys Berejiklian Referred to ICAC Once Again

19/03/2021 BY SONIA HICKEY & UGUR NEDIM

The New South Wales Upper House has referred Premier Glady Berejiklian to the state’s corruption watchdog, which is already investigating the business dealings of her former partner Daryl Maguire.

Conflict of Interest

The motion asserts that the NSW Premier failed to declare a conflict of interest when dealing with road upgrades.

In that regard, there are concerns that Ms Berejiklian met with Mr Maguire about an upgrade to a road more than 100km from his Wagga Wagga electorate, which runs past two investment properties he hoped to use as short-term rental accommodation.

It also alleges the Premier failed to disclose a conflict of interest when planning the M9 Outer Sydney Orbital; a project in relation to which Mr Maguire stood to obtain a financial benefit from.

“Mr Maguire stood to profit from both the upgrade of the Cobb Highway and from knowledge of the M9’s route. He was the premier’s partner at the time,” Labor leader in the Upper House Adam Searle said

READ MORE!

https://www.sydneycriminallawyers.com.au/blog/gladys-berejiklian-referred-to-icac-once-again/

The LNP … its Culture …

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THE LNP

IS it the philosophy that lies at the core of its insidious culture …?

“We are on your side. If you have a go in this country you’ll get a go. That’s what fairness in Australia means.”

And how the Liable Nasty Party achieves this ‘for some’ is through PORKBARRELLING to ensure they win ‘those Coalition or Marginal Seats’

And granting far more to Private Schools!

As revealed in this Report! ‘Privilege over policy’.

Over the decade, private school funding up by $2,164 per student, adjusted for inflation, compared to $334 per student for public schools. Both states and Feds responsible’

VIEW: ‘Tudge butchers Public School Funding’

READ MORE!

And that is how ‘you get a go’ over others who too want a go!

IS it Sc.mmo’s belief that it is only the property and mining sectors that allegedly keep our economy strong?

Before entering politics SM wrote the policy for the developer lobby, The Property Council of Australia … did that lead to his annointment? You think?

‘The single biggest property donor last year (2020) was Sugolena, a private company set up by Isaac and Susan Wakil, who came to Sydney after World War II and assembled a portfolio of empty buildings across the city.

The couple sold their properties in 2014 to raise $200 million for a charitable foundation. While Sugolena had no history of substantial donations, the company, led by Mr Wakil after the death of his wife three years ago, gave $4.1 million to the Liberal Party in the weeks before and after the May 2019 federal election.

Read more!

‘Competitive advantage’: Call for curbs as property sector ramps up political donations

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/competitive-advantage-call-for-curbs-as-property-sector-ramps-up-political-donations-20210126-p56wva.html

Has this sector played a role in ensuring that 100% of ‘new homes’ could be sold to foreign buyers … to create a World-wide market particularly in China for Australian homes? (FIRB Ruling)

And hence the high-rise tower precincts now on every horizon across Sydney … the congestion on our roads … our trains, buses and schools all full-up!

IS that how ‘you get a go’ over others who too want a go?

2021 … The Australian Housing Market is Exploding

2020 … there was a lull with Covid and the withdrawal of buyers from China now replaced by an accelerant …

‘ … The accelerant for this fire is being splashed by other arsonists – the government and the Reserve Bank, with miniature interest rates, grants, negative gearing and the capital gains tax discount.’

Alan Kohler: The housing market is exploding again

NOW … there’s more …

WITH First Home Buyers and investors taking on large mortgages at record low rates … but for how long?

AND a housing shortage has led to this price explosion!

IS it Sc.mmo’s belief that it is only the property and mining sectors that allegedly keep our economy strong?

THAT despite the advice of Economists that lifting wages, lifting JobSeeker above the poverty line would ensure more money would flow and boost our economy … the Liable Nasty Party persists with the lowest wages growth for some 60 years … has allowed temporary migration on these low wages (cash in hand) with the lure of ‘Permanent Residency’ ensuring high unemployment for Australians esp. our Youth

By selling off our Public Assets to the ‘Mates’ … and privatising Services

A mean and tricky grubment …

READ MORE!

‘Dennis Atkins: When Scott Morrison says he’s listening, it’s only to himself’

https://thenewdaily.com.au/opinion/2021/03/27/dennis-atkins-morrison-truth/?fbclid=IwAR2jSYmTLqRA3-Wv-FE4aqndhZwBGd1-7Yy-1VTfUKrMJQQu6PrFEw6HwGk

The Liable Nasty Party promised to deliver 4 Million Covid Vaccines by the end of March 2021 … yet only some 700,000 have been vaccinated so far … how safe is that?

Half a McMansion on a Half Lot drew Hundreds to its Auction

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AUCTION DAY … with hundreds of Hopefuls over the duration of the Campaign … now almost all homes are sold by Auction … are Buyers being ‘set up’? When there can only be one successful buyer!

THE CAMPAIGN … the First Inspection led to hundreds lining up in the street … and the Open Home went on for an hour or more!

THE HALF MCMANSION … not new but some 30 years old … beautifully kept … cherished ….

THE GUIDE was initially very low … $1.1M … $1.2M, and attracted … no doubt … hundreds of Hopefuls!

OVER the weeks that followed … The Guide crept up by another $100,000 … then $300,000 … $400,000 …

BUT still more than 100 Hopefuls turned up for the auction of ‘Half a McMansion’ on a half lot!  A duplex!

The opening bid from a buyer was for $1.4M  … did he believe that this was the way to cut through? Or could this bid have been arranged … despite fair trading?

The bids then quickly rose between three … then down to two Bidders … as the Hopefuls with their little children stood by in stunned silence …

THE AUCTIONEER whipped the pair into a frenzy …

SOLD at almost $1.8M!

THE CONDUCT ... is cruel … it works against ‘the Hopefuls’ … for the most essential need of ‘A Home’ … with ‘no Set Price,’ but a mere Guide!

Unlike a fridge, a washing machine, a pair of shoes even a pie they all have a set price …

Looks like it is weighted against all ‘the Hopefuls’ …

AUSTRALIA needs not only some 173,000 affordable homes for those on low incomes … it needs AFFORDABLE HOMES for all Australians!

TIME to rectify this … more than 100 People were turned away from this one auction … having spent $thousands on Building Reports, Conveyance Contract checks, time and energy lost for yet more months … years ahead searching for a nest!

HOW Good’s this, Sc.mmo?

AUSTRALIANS have rejected the high-rise Towers that can fall down! 

With the inflammable cladding … that cost from $180,000 to $200,000 a unit to build, and sold from $600,000 … $1M or more … for …

BUILT by the Spivs …  who describe themselves as the ‘Concrete Kings’  … who have a lavish lifestyle … Lamborghinis … Rollers et al …

AUSTRALIA currently cannot and does not HOUSE its own … therefore how can it justify any more migration … through VISA Manipulation? … AUSTRALIA must HOUSE its own … and STOP this pernicious Ponzi Scheme!

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THE DEJECTION … Within minutes the ‘Hopefuls’ quickly dispersed many with little Children … How can this be described as a ‘Fair Go’?

P.S. In late November 2020 a neighbouring like Half McMansion sold for $1.39M … an indicator of an inflated marketwith a $400,000 price hike!

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The Sc.mmo Govt silently in late 2020 Ranked Visas for UHNW Foreigners

The Morrison government quietly began prioritising Visas for ultra-wealthy foreign investors late last year

CURRENTLY we are being distracted by ‘The Boy in the Bubble’

AND on Women marching for Justice … we heard:

“Mr Speaker, not far from here, such marches, even now, are being met with bullets, but not here in this country, Mr Speaker.”

ARE we in Toad territory?

ARE you aware that this government favours Ultra High Net Worth foreigners flush with cash over all others?

Apparently the Sc.mmo government quietly began prioritising VISAS for UHNW foreign buyers in late 2020!

• to prioritise investor visas over those of foreign workers in critical sectors during the pandemic

Allegedly to inject these foreign funds into our economy

-increased the cap on investor visas with approval times slashed

-with an influx of foreign property buyers

-then Immigration Minister Alan Tudge directed Home Affairs to prioritise investor visas; those with $5M to invest conferred top status; to fast track to Permanent Residency

-Home Affairs employees instructed to secondarily assess those with $1.5M or more along with Business Innovation and Investment Program Visas (BIIP)

pandemic 408 Visas to maintain personnel e.g. in healthcare are secondary to investment

government doubled annual cap for investor visas from 6,800 to 13,500

MEANWHILE40,000 AUSTRALIANS REMAIN STRANDED OVERSEAS!

Juwai IQI reported in 2019-20 more than 1500 applicants; China and Hong Kong 88.5% of Significant Investor Visas

-despite the talk of innovation and business investment it is the Australian property market that draws foreign attention

REMEMBER … Sc.mmo wrote the policy for the developer lobby, The Property Council of Australia prior to entering politics

-in the rising market these foreign investors are gaining residency; many coming all at once with PR Visas granted in record time!

-without the PR Visa these foreigners have to pay stamp duty; get FIRB approval; for properties of $6 – 8M equates to $500,000 in fees

READ MORE!
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/australia-signficant-investor-visas-wealthy-property-market-2021-3

Sc.mmo Govt Slammed over Plan to Import Workers!

Labor senator Kristina Keneally says the government is putting skilled migrants before local workers. Photo: AAP

‘KRISTINA KENEALLY slams ‘laughable’ government plan to bring in more skilled migrants’

THEN this extraordinary statement from Lib MP, Julian Leeser …

“Skilled migrants make jobs for Australian workers. …

… Even with the unemployment figures coming down, employers have told us there are significant numbers of job vacancies they cannot fill because of the skills shortage.”

PRIOR to the Pandemic UNEMPLOYMENT was at 20% … including the UNDEREMPLOYED …

… those seeking a second, third job to get the hours of work necessary to survive

YET Unemployment is alleged to have dropped now to 5.8% … hm

THIS IS HOW A CAAN COMMENTATOR SUMS UP TEMP VISA MIGRATION …

‘We should only entertain *Permanent Migration* and ditch *temporary migration* completely … it has made us a very lazy nation … and we should bury that wretched, FLAWED!!!!...STUDENT visa scam that leads to permanent residency, which only looks after our dodgy University elites and a whole host of other educational degradation.

It creates a myriad of catastrophes from increasing real estate prices locking our own out of a home, and of course our mobility to get around on the roads!!! …. not being able to move around freely anymore, we are basically suffocating.

… We need deaths (natural deaths) to help the country catch up … and recover.

Once we recover and we are able to get our infrastructure in order so we can move around freely again … we can then revert back to permanent migration.

This temporary migration business is crook. Crook for everything …. that’s how I see it. Some would disagree.

I say, technology aside and its influence, wages, housing affordability, ease of travel, utility costs and general cost of living …..

… LOOK at years gone by and compare our living standards to now.

The population schemers have dealt us a big blow!’

READ MORE!

What could Closed Borders mean for us in Oz?

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With international borders closed, will the bargaining power of Australian workers increase?(ABC Western Qld: Damien Lakrins, File Photo)

They were game doing this piece, note the wriggle room they gave themselves.

It’s on the money, but will many take it on board?

IT could very well mean that you may finally get a bigger pay rise … that’s what!

Actually CAAN has shared with you a number of like reports from Leith Van Onselen and others at

Macro Business …

READ MORE!

‘Why closed borders mean you may finally get a bigger pay rise’

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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-21/wages-could-rise-when-international-borders-are-closed/13262394

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Why Australia isn’t aiming for ‘full employment’ anymore

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SYDNEY Building Mates have they Stitched Up Buyer?

DECODE … to remove or reverse standards it would seem?

‘The Great Australian Nightmare’ … after squirrelling away her pay cheques the lady put down a 10 percent deposit on an off-the-plan unit in the $52 million Peony Place development at Kellyville …

To discover the defects and demanded they be fixed or her deposit be refunded … the developer claimed the building was ticked off by a private certifier and would not budge!

-the private certifier was formerly part of Dix Gardner Group; which has had two certifiers banned

The developer, SHANGHAI-based BOILL Holding Group, enlisted local builder DECODE … it may be a good idea to note this and look out for other projects across Sydney … including the Lower North Shore!

A pre-settlement inspection revealed:

-the building did not comply with either the National Construction Code or Australian Standards

-the fire evacuation path and parking space did not meet minimum size requirements

-and there was insufficient drainage

OUGHT there not be immediate intervention by regulators when a Council confirms ‘considerable non-compliances’? 

WHY should home buyers be subjected to taking mounting legal action at their own expense?

NSW INC … cutting Red Tape and Deregulation … whose side are they on?

READ MORE!

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sydney-building-nightmare-set-to-cost-maryam-her-life-savings-20210319-p57cb5.html

Work continues around the project on Gerbera Place, Kellyville.