A simple one
Among the questions raised on the Monday message board is one where the answer is, in the words of Ronald Reagan, simple but not easy. The correct way to deal with stamp duty on house purchases is to scrap and replace revenue by scrapping the land-tax exemption for owner-occupied housing.
The current system discriminates in favor of existing home-owners against homebuyers. But since the interests of existing home-owners represent the most sacred of Australian sacred cows, I can’t see this changing.