Letters: Tasmania, high-end property and Paragon Care

Readers look for more analysis on Tasmania and high-end property, and also ponder if a buy price limit is the way forward.

Waiting for more on Tasmania

I would like to see more analysis in Eureka Report that includes Tasmania.

This little island gets beaten up by larger states complaining about having to share federal funding and struggles to look good in economic statistics. It groans from decades of underachieving education and the difficulty of keeping students in school beyond year 10. It also contends with forest arguments that some believe are distorted by misinformation.

But Tasmania has a lot going for it, and there are a surprising number of expatriate mainlanders who choose to live and work here. I feel that too often it is omitted from Eureka Report statistics and Alan Kohler's graphs.

Tasmania has opportunities in real estate, tourism and web-based enterprises, and many other attractions. I believe it is worth closer analysis and more frequent attention.

A Blaxland

High-end property analysis

I agree with S Meadmore’s view on the need for more analysis on high-end property.

I would like to know just how much property is held by banks, company structures and the like. For most people buying a residential property over $2 million is impossible, it would be an interesting world to explore.

M Umbers

Paragon Care

In Alan Kohler’s weekend briefing on January 26, he advised that he was planning on buying shares in Paragon Care Ltd. The stock price then jumped 29% in the hours after the market opened on January 29. In my opinion, it would be a good idea for Mr Kohler to include a buy price limit when he writes about purchasing shares in a company.

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