If you, like me, are one of the third of all Australians who don't own their own property, try not to get too jealous of this tree in the US that owns itself and the land it stands on.
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Australian job vacancies grew by nearly 18.7% in the year to February. Public sector vacancies grew by 4.6% over the year, outpaced by a 20% lift in private sector openings which jumped to the highest level ever recorded. Along with strong employment growth, the increase in vacancies suggests worker shortages may soon start to emerge.
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Dear Lifehacker, I want to set up some security cameras to deter would be thieves but they cost an arm and a leg. I've checked out some dummy ones, and must say they look extremely convincing. My question is, if I install fake security cameras and get robbed, would it give my insurance company an excuse not to pay me?
Listening to the housing industry you would think that property tax concessions single-handedly drive new housing supply, keep a lid on rents and provide an opportunity for middle and low income earners to build wealth. In reality, these costly tax breaks increase speculation activity in the housing market, reduce affordability for first home buyers and primarily benefit high income earners. So why have some of these myths proved so enduring?