property taxes and rates etc

Bees Nees goes to Canberra

Bees Nees team member Rob Honeycombe has been appointed to the board of the Real Estate Institute of Australia. Rob was recently re-elected to his position on the Queensland Institute and has been asked to represent the state as a director with the national body. Queensland’s Pam Bennett was recently elected President of the REIA and the board meets regularly in Canberra.

Rob says it’s an opportunity for Bees Nees clients to have a say. The REIA provides research and well-informed advice to the Federal Government, Opposition, the real estate profession, media and the public on a range of issues affecting the property market.

“There’s plenty of hot topics coming up as we inevitably move to a more national approach to property. The REIA is lobbying for a raft of changes including improvements to the supply chain for housing, and giving first home buyers access to their super. Scrapping state stamp duties might seem like a pie-in-the-sky concept but plenty of positive changes start that way.”