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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20-Aug-2015 20.8.15 UDIA Calls on Treasurers to Work Together on Stamp Duty Ahead of Tax Talks

The peak body representing Australia’s urban development industry has called on the Federal Treasurer and his state counterparts to work together to phase out stamp duty, ahead of a meeting of Australian Treasurers in Canberra this Friday. Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) National President Cameron Shephard said that tax system relics such as stamp duty were holding back Australia’s economy, and that now was the time for governments to get serious about reform.

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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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