Mr Latham also questioned why Transport for NSW bureaucrats continued to investigate the leaking of the route over several weeks if the information was publicly available all along.
Mr Latham also questioned why Transport for NSW bureaucrats continued to investigate the leaking of the route over several weeks if the information was publicly available all along.
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HAVE you noticed that when in a conversation that sometimes if one is to question what is happening in Australia concerning policies, projects, the Ministers, or MPs that LNP supporters will retort with an allegation like this from Greg Hunt …
‘When Rowland pressed the point that taxpayers paid for the vaccines, Hunt attacked his motives again.
‘I know this is an issue for you. In many ways, you identify with the left,’ Hunt said.
“No, no, minister, I find that offensive,” Rowland responded.
That the same Party supporters will label one, and go so far as to say ‘You’re a Communist!’
SHOULD one be equally rude and retort with “Does that make you a Fascist?’
WHY can’t we Voters hold our Government to account?
WHICH Party appears to have been in, or under the beds MORE with the Reds?
COULD it be that many of the same people who retort with such a slur just so happen to have shares, portfolios in JOHN HOLLAND?
AS they prosper at the expense of Australian workers who find themselves en route of one of the all too numerous tentacles of WestCON X now crisscrossing Sydney … these same workers supporting industry on the lowest wages for almost a decade …
IS that thanks to ‘the Fascists’ OR are they too ‘Commies’?
‘Leighton sells John Holland in $1.15B Deal’
Key Points … CCCC after acquiring Australia’s defence projects construction company …
-CCCC, the first big Chinese group to build Australian roads and bridges
-to get a foothold in multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects
-CCCC has taken over tunnels and stations for North West Rail Link, Perth’s Children’s Hospital, Victoria’s regional rail link
-the deal followed the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China; allows Chinese Visa Workers to build projects in Australia
-Leighton released details of Mr Fernandez Verdes’ pay package after the Spaniard replaced Hamish Tyrwhitt as CEO
RELATED ARTICLE: ‘Liberated by the Chinese John Holland blossoms under CCCC Ownership’
When John Holland Chief Executive Joe Barr walked into the boardroom of Canadian Construction Group AECON in November, he faced 40 anxious people in suits. AECON had just been acquired by China Communications Construction Company (CCC) – the same Chinese Group that had paid $1.15 Billion to buy John Holland two years earlier. (Paywall)
The CCCC, A China State-owned company having acquired JOHN HOLLAND are building in these areas in Australia …
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NOW … it appears we have more foreign interference in Australia!
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IF the Liberals were to win the imminent Queensland election having given the undertaking that they will administer a 75% CUT TO LAND TAX, and grant FOREIGN BUYER TAX EXCLUSIONS FOR BUILD-TO-RENT developments, what will that cost? What will it mean for:
-aspiring Australian First Home Buyers?
.cast aside by preferential treatment for those with ‘hot money’ to launder
-Australian developers and hence their Australian clients?
AND these benefits even outstrip those of the Liberal NSW Government 50% Build-to-Rent land tax discount …
WHERE can you see this going?
Could it be that also in NSW aspiring Australian FHBs will be drowning in a housing market flooded with investors buying up homes for rental redevelopment?
Knocking the ‘Australian Dream’ on its head … with the aspirants stymied by the emergence of a feudal life-long tenancy regime …
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RISLAND formerly known as ‘COUNTRY GARDEN’ gained renown and set the precedent with its first High-Rise Residential Apartment Precinct in North Ryde whereby the locals were robbed of having their say as it was all fait accompli …..
‘Ryde Garden’ towers over the district … forever spoiling the bushland vistas …
Currently RISLAND’S dealings with disgraced Liberal MP Daryl Maguire are being further investigated by ICAC … and now together with Walker Corporation having sold these lots in 3 weeks it is ready to launch its $1.5 B master planned community ‘Wilton Greens’ in Wilton in the Wollondilly Shire.
How come this Chinese developer remains in Australia?
Why did Walker Corporation … Lang Walker … partner with Risland … Country Garden?
The lots have cost between $239,000 and $372,500 ranging from 275 to 540 sqm.
Company management alleges that buyers come from the local area and the Greater Sydney region. How likely is it that there are Proxy Buyers among them? Or online perhaps through Juwai enabling these foreign buyers to gain Permanent Residency … ?
Risland … Country Garden … 2 years ago launched its Windemere Estate in Mambourin, Victoria and this in Wilton is the company’s first major master planned community for NSW.
Risland is counting on the NSW and Morrison Governments for the infrastructure with the redevelopment of Campbelltown Hospital, transport, NBN fibre to the home, a new town centre and new schools
But what will this mean for other communities?
AND, of course, the impact of such development on the rural landscape, the destruction of Koala habitat, with the local community to be confronted by another 12,000 inhabitants …
Australia re-opens for investment from HNW migrant
From Macro Business
more about the 188 Significant Investment Visa!
Chinese Buying Spree in Australia falls to $2.5 Billion …
Plummeting 47% between 2018 and 2019
In 2016 Chinese spent $15.8Bn in Australia
Prof. Peter Drysdale who heads up a Chinese investment database at the ANU has found that the Chinese have spent 47% less in Australia; the bulk of their $50 Bn investment was before 2017
From 2012 to 2013 inclusive the Chinese buying spree grew by almost 60% targeting Sydney and inner-city Melbourne
Chinese buyers and Chinese-backed developers focused on Sydney with more than $600M development sites for 5000 apartments to be marketed in China
With 10 Million Millionaires in China … was this why we have a social and economic imbalance in Australia … prior to the Pandemic?
With precincts 100% owned by Chinese and/or rented by Chinese, built by Chinese developers thus not available to the Australian market …
IT is alleged that Australia needs ‘foreign investment’ despite our Title Deeds becoming perhaps our biggest export! When foreigners buy our property it means less for the Australian HNW and UHNW to invest … less opportunities for our Super Funds … it would seem we have many home grown investors to ensure the Title Deeds remain onshore!
Begs the question how much of Australia does the CCP own?
The NAB Survey findings reveal foreign buyers are buying up new homes across Australia
–19.3% of Victorian new homes sold to foreign buyers
-with demand from China, India, and other parts of Asia
Juwai IQI Executive Chairman, Georg Chmiel submits overseas buyers are as little as some 5 per cent to 7 per cent of existing sales and 10 per cent to 13 per cent of new sales.
IS Chmiel serious?
WHAT about the real percentages that we suggest are concealed through the onshore Proxy who is already a citizen …
THE following may explain why Chmiel refers to the Chinese market as ‘a lifeline for developers’ …
In 2019 China had over 300 billionaires which put the country second in the world, after the United States
In China, there are 4.4 million millionaires, an increase of 158,000 on 2018, according to the report, and 10% of the global total. There are an estimated 1.1 billion adults in China.Oct 21, 2019
Back In 2019 this was reported in The Daily Mail
‘How more than A THIRD of the most expensive homes in Australia are bought by super rich Chinese entrepreneurs’
This report in 2018 …
Credit Suisse was able to obtain the breakdown of one in four Chinese buying Australian residential property from the three state governments that charge higher stamp duties on overseas buyers.
Credit Suisse said the data from January to June 2017 showed that 87 per cent of foreign property buyers in NSW were Chinese, with New Zealanders at 1.6 per cent the next biggest nationality.
The data shows the mainland China crackdown on money leaving the country has not dented demand. Nor will extra taxes deter the foreign buyers …
With the Australian housing market skewed to be supported by foreign buying, and Chinese wealth creation, how likely is it to stop any time soon?
Chmiel, of course, …. has overlooked wage stagnation, high unemployment and underemployment in Australia with one Million Australians for whom there is no job!
Unemployment was at 19.7 per cent prior to the Pandemic! A consequence of the competition for jobs from Visa workers across all industries …
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Add to the mix high immigration and visa manipulation, the syndication of the PROXY Buying
Thus aspiring incumbent home owners were locked out of the housing market long before Covid-19!
The HNW and UHNW Foreign buyers are able to concentrate on the inner city and affluent areas because, it seems, policies have been rewritten to allow them!
The FIRB Data reveals over the last 10 years:
–buyers from Asia have spent some $211Bn in our real estate
-of which $125 Bn from Chinese buyers; they made 40.1% more inquiries in the second quarter than in the first quarter despite the pandemic, travel bans and lockdowns
-at 14.9% below that of a year earlier
–local buyer activity dived by 40% *
CHINA … with its Wuhan capital in the Hubei Province … the source of the World-wide pandemic … is now appearing to prosper with the Chinese buying real estate both in China and in Australia enabled by online marketing!
WHY not ask your local MPs why the Morrison Government is not addressing this serious imbalance for its Constituents?
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‘Almost 20% of new Victorian homes are sold to overseas buyers’
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DOES it appear that the role of the Foreign Investment Review Board (the FIRB) is to look after the wealth portfolio of their client base, largely the Property Sector … ?
CAAN has a look at a document alleged to be ‘The Facts about Foreign Buyers’ … of Australian Real Estate from the Real Estate Institute of Australia …
WITH the development of Fiefdoms across Sydney … known as High-rise Precincts, does this Sector seriously believe that Australians cannot see what is going on?
OBVIOUSLY these ‘Fiefdoms’ evolved due to the high cost of tiny lots in the Sydney CBD and the inner circle suburbs …
PERHAPS this has something to do with the evolution of so many HIGH-RISE PRECINCTS across Sydney … where developers could buy large lots at a fraction of the cost … to sell to a huge overseas market!
THE HIGH-RISE PRECINCTS across Sydney that look like Fiefdoms … were proposed dating back to 2012! Facilitated by high immigration and Visa manipulation.
When their suburbs are being inundated with people from overseas particularly since 2015 from Mainland China … that as at 2015 many Australians were outbid at house auctions – largely attended by these Visa holders or their onshore Proxy, and that this experience continued … until there was a change with Realtors cancelling auctions to conduct sales inhouse …
In this frenzied environment prices of homes escalated … perhaps unbeknowns to many at that time (2015) investment of $1.5M in a home correlated with an Investment Stream Visa … which no doubt also contributed to the price hike!
YES, why do we need ‘foreign investment’ which are in fact foreign acquisitions’?
The answer to this perhaps goes back to lobbying by this sector in 2008/09 when they were able to convince the government with ‘the Sting’ that they needed to increase their overseas marketing sales from 50% to 100% of ‘new homes’! They then got an FIRB ruling!
AND Australia not only has had high immigration but a backdoor to migration through Visa Manipulation with Temporary Visa holders able to gain ‘Permanent Residency’ when they bought our real estate …
As reported, the FIRB to date in November 2018 had not carried out a single prosecution against foreign buyers who had failed to comply with our laws on buying our real estate!
WHY is it that temporary Visa holders can purchase our land, an established home and a number of ‘new homes’? … How can that be of any benefit to Australians? With so much competition in the market?
Amanda Lynch, the former CEO of the REIA suggests that without foreign money many new developments would not be possible … of course not because they would bloody well not be needed!
Constituents especially Our Youth do not need them either because they are priced out, or because we resent this ugly inundation of High-Rise Precinct Fiefdoms across Sydney …
Rentals are only now coming down due to the Pandemic with so many having lost their jobs and/or business owners have had to break their leases … forcing landlords to reduce the rents to gain new tenants …
Previously it was said that Chinese buyers were targeting homes valued at less than $1M which is the market normally for Australian First Home Buyers. However, Ms Lynch puts that these foreign buyers are acquiring properties valued at more than $1M …
That could possibly be the case with reports that some ‘buy a whole floor of an apartment development’ … CAAN was notified of this happening in Asquith!
AND there are no limits on the number of ‘new homes’ they can buy!
WHY wouldn’t the REIA believe that this huge foreign market was good for this Sector? As the supply was built for these foreign buyers … a possible 1.4 Billion of ‘em!
The suggestion that this increased the supply of rental properties is readily disputed due to the numerous reports of ‘foreign buyer’ dwellings left vacant and pristine.
Have you noticed in your area such empty dwellings? We know of a ‘block of flats’ that has remained empty for more than 12 months; recently it has been lit up of a late afternoon with blinds half open; some move up and down a little periodically (on a timer), and the lights on one balcony remain on all day and all night. No-one is ever seen to enter, or leave … mail and flyers ooze out of the letterbox …
From a record $72B foreign buying spree in our real estate in 2015/16 it is alleged to have dropped to $30B despite the increased housing development in that period …
Could that be explained by the presence of the onshore Proxy, and/or the foreign buyer having gained a PR Visa through online purchase?
What the Institute omits to refer to are the vast number of UHNW and HNW acquiring our real estate who were not discouraged by increased stamp duties, nor banks tightening lending because it would seem that they deal in shadow banking … and Black Money … what did make a difference in or about 2018 was China’s capital controls! Since lifted …
WITH the FIRB role of ensuring this foreign buyer market in Australian ‘new homes’ …
DOES it seem that this is the very reason for the existence of the FIRB?
The fees of $5000 or $10000 are nothing to those of High Net Worth …. Temp. Visa holders who buy our real estate can fast-track to gain a ‘Permanent Resident Visa’
AND there are no limits on the number of ‘new homes’ that foreign non-residents can buy; they only have to seek FIRB approval … for whatever that means!
FURTHER … they can buy an established home for redevelopment … hence many beautiful Heritage and Mid Century Homes demolished allegedly to increase housing stock …
Possibly for even more ‘foreign buyers’?
About the Facts on Foreign Buyers of our Real Estate from the Real Estate Institute …
IS Australia set to offer HongKongers Visas? Will the Protesters get a look-in?
SHARE the following comment because we too were equally alarmed!
How many, or would that be ‘how few Hong Kong Protesters’ would be offered these Tiananmen Visas … as they are bundled off to gaol ??
SELECTED COMMENT ON THE SMH REPORT:
“Coalition hard right arch conservative backbencher, Kevin Andrews was on the ABC spruiking this thought bubble and I was gobsmacked at the logistical and economic consequences of his delusions.
He quoted a figure of 100,000 to 200,000 young Hong Kongers coming to Australia where they would be able to ‘go to university’ and enjoy the warmth of Australian compassion for refugees of all ethnicities and religions.
Fanciful stuff during a pandemic travel embargo, and where foreign students are expected to pay upfront and be able to support themselves and where there is an unemployment explosion amongst young people here in Australia.
The rich older folk with British passports could go to England, and if you read the Chinese Global Times, this move will be another nail in the coffin on any Australian economic recovery.
Why do they keep shooting themselves in the foot when they haven’t shown any compassion for refugees from other parts of the world in much greater need and when Andrews as Immigration Minister cut the intake of refugees from African countries because ‘some groups don’t seem to be settling in and adjusting to the Australian way of life.’
“AND … this is what CAAN wrote about this outrageous proposal!
VIEW today’s report in the SMH:
Haven’t we had enough of this Hedley and Eslake ‘lot’ who never seem to give up on calling for ever more immigration? Why? What is in it for them?
What are the sources of these Hong Kong ‘Millions of dollars in investment’? How much of which are in fact ‘Black Money’? Where is the proof of their sources? How restrictive are Australia’s Visa laws? It would seem they are anything but!
Prior to the Pandemic ‘Permanent Residency’ appeared to be a Growth Industry with a large range of Visas facilitating this not only for the Entrepreneurs but for Visa workers which has led to the lowest wages growth for 60 years, high unemployment and underemployment at 19.7% prior to the Pandemic!
At the same time there were 2.4 Million Visa holders in Australia … many of whom were here on Real Estate tours … and looking to gain permanent residency … so it would appear the cut to permanent migration to 160,000 was of little consequence?
AND it appears this has led to another growth industry for those on the AFR Rich List becoming Richer!
There are more than 200 of them so why do we need to import more? Why can’t they develop more start-ups? And create jobs for Australians with incomes that generate spending power to boost our economy?
Why not bring back the inter-active digital media development blocked by the Abbott Government? It has proved to be very profitable overseas … why not here? Invest in R & D … manufacturing … renewables?
Is Hedley ignoring that in Melbourne there is a second wave of Covid? That the Andrews government proposes to lock down more!
World-wide the Pandemic has not been deterred! So how can opening the migration and visa manipulation floodgates be warranted?
Hedley concedes there is a humanitarian aspect … that they should be provided with a safety net, and in the next breath talks about targeting entrepreneurs … despite COVID-19 … and often the 14 day quarantine has proven inadequate …
Eslake is quoted saying ‘about three quarters of our growth in the last five years has come from population growth’
BUT what Eslake has overlooked is at the cost to State and local governments and the Australian people as revealed in this report from Macro Business!
‘A Big Australia means more expensive everything’!
This report reveals that the Federal Government collects some 80% of the tax revenue’.
However, the ancillary costs of the growth in population are shifted to the state and local governments, and households!
-the escalation of house prices
-the increased cost of infrastructure and services
-the balance of trade with the revenue from exports of minerals and agricultural products v. growth of importation of construction materials and consumer goods
-the cost to households of desal plants, toll road tunnels
-state governments sell off public assets to private monopolies to raise the $ for more infrastructure
-increased costs for the incumbents with tolls, user-pays charges etc
.It appears the mineral bonanza comes as a poor second!
Is the high immigration and visa manipulation another verse in the ‘Trickle Down Economy Song Sheet’?
Are the statements from Hedley and Eslake perhaps rooted in a desire to embrace a wider agenda validating a pedagogy of growth … no matter what it costs?
DO they ever consider …
-the finite nature of the earth’s resources?
That life for them is really only about trade … is this all we ought to look forward to, and that we will fall into poverty should it not prevail unhindered?
With Hedley it seems we get the same old Mantra that there is always another pot of gold to be had … though how true it is when the numbers are actually small.
Interestingly, the age-old tactic of alerting us to the possibility we may miss out … be left behind … how could we let this happen? …
Are what they appear to be – crude calls from the sidelines.
What about asking how legitimate is this wealth?
Are there measures in place to validate it has been sourced from real endeavours in no way associated with the ‘darker sides of life’ in foreign locations?
These bursts of wisdom need to be put to the test. It is as if we all need to be convinced it is okay to have people knocking at our door because they have fat wallets and deep pockets … that somehow it is all legitimate … no harm … no costs are generated by boundless population growth while at the same time anyone who dares to critique these so-called truisms are quickly labelled as xenophobic or racist.
Is this designed to shut down debate smartly? Read more!
‘Gov should entice HK Investors to move to Australia says Wealth Manager‘
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