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Call for Queensland tax overhaul: '30 per cent of apartment cost is taxes'

Queensland's new Property Council boss, Jess Caire, says Queensland's housing woes will only grow worse if a tax regime overhaul and new approach to land releases is not forthcoming soon.

Jess Caire, Property Council Queensland Executive Director.
Jess Caire is doing her best to tackle the myriad challenges facing the housing sector in Queensland.

A holistic review of the tax system is the key to bringing new homes to market, with housing affordability the most pressing issue the Property Council Queensland is trying to address.

In an exclusive and wide-ranging interview with API Magazine, Jess Caire, who in February was appointed Property Council Queensland Executive Director, said the property and building sectors nationally were at a critical juncture, with Queensland not alone but fac…

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