Posted September 25, 2018 17:33:33The latest land-use figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that in 2018, the average Australian house was more than 3 times more likely to be built on the promised land.
This compares with just 2.5 times in 2019.
Land is one of the most important issues in Australian politics.
The Aussies most recent election was won by the Australian Conservatives on a promise to sell and develop a “good deal” of land in order to build a new national capital.
The Government has since given a much-awaited, and often vague, outline of what this national capital would look like.
This land-sale is expected to give the Government and the Opposition a platform to both sell and make a profit.
Despite this, the Prime Minister has failed to offer any details of the proposed national capital, or the specific plans that the Government is planning to make to make this happen.
What’s more, the Government has failed in its stated mission to give “the land to the people”.
The Government is in fact building a new capital for Australia, with plans to sell almost half of Australia’s land.
In fact, the land sale is more than likely to end up costing the taxpayers a staggering $3.2 billion, or about 6 per cent of the federal budget.
The land-transfer price is a key point in the argument between the Government, Labor and the Greens about the national capital project.
Why is this important?
The Prime Minister, as a politician, has a very powerful political role to speak to.
He or she can dictate the terms of any land-transmission agreement.
But when it comes to the national economic and political future of Australia, the decision about the best way to spend taxpayer dollars is not his or her alone.
Many of the issues raised by the Prime Minster are of crucial economic and social significance to all Australians.
One example is the future of the ageing population.
Currently, the median age of Australia is around 65, which means that the average lifespan for Australians is about 65.
By 2030, this figure is projected to increase to around 70.
With so many of Australia s population ageing, it is not unreasonable to think that this number could rise rapidly.
More broadly, the issue of housing is also important to many Australians.
The housing affordability crisis has caused a significant strain on the lives of many Australians and the Government needs to find a way to alleviate this problem.
The Government also has a vested interest in keeping the promise to make Australia the best place in the world to live.
However, it also has the responsibility to make sure that Australians are able to live where they want, with their own money.