THE URBAN DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA (UDIA) is Australia’s peak representative body for all segments of the urban development industry.

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30-Jul-2015 30.7.15 Peak Developer Body Condemns Inefficient Taxes

The peak body representing Australia’s urban development industry has called for a major shakeup of Australia’s tax system. In its submission to the Federal Tax White Paper process the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has called for a shift in the composition of the tax system away from inefficient and damaging taxes such as stamp duty and large up front developer levies on new housing, to efficient taxes such as broadened GST, and a broad, low rate land tax.

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22-Jul-2015 21.7.15 Impact of Higher GST on Housing Cannot Be Ignored

The peak body representing Australia’s development industry has welcomed recent debate around tax reform in the lead up to this week’s Leaders’ retreat, and is calling on state and federal governments to engage in cooperative and productive discussions. In particular, the Urban Development Institute of Australia has welcomed proposals to reform the GST, but has cautioned against increasing its rate, which would drastically increase the cost of new housing.

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15-Jul-2015 15.7.15 Stamp Duty Should be Replaced by More Efficient Taxes

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is calling on both state and federal governments to use the upcoming Leader’s Summit as an opportunity to work together on the tax and federation reform that Australia needs.

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