Sentences may stretch to three years and fines to A$637,500 ($607,000) for illicit buyers, with penalties also on third parties knowingly complicit in violations, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Saturday in Sydney. The steps are needed to give the public confidence that foreign-investment rules on property purchases are being enforced, he said.
Friday, May 8, 2015
Australia to use fines and jail time to address illegal foreign purchases
Sydney property prices are rising 5x faster than wages. Government finally takes notice. Australia to tackle high housing prices with fines, jail for illegal foreign home purchases