A political party by and for real estate agents

Australian real estate association aims to create 'political force' in time for 2015 elections

While Americans dined on turkey day, a conference in Sydney, Australia, discussed forming a political party of and for real estate agents. The Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW), a real estate association based in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW), gathered on Nov. 27 in Sydney, the state’s capital, for their second annual Industry Summit where real estate leaders declared their desire for a political party dedicated to agents’ needs. Right now the real estate sector lacks support from the NSW government, which imposes standards on agents that REINSW President Malcolm Gunning said should be lifted. He added agents have been "lumped in with tattoo parlors, brothels and car yards” in regulations and standards. The association plans to create their own “political force” in time for elections in 2015 with the ultimate goal to elect a member into the upper house of the NSW parliament. “Real estate’s place and importance for NSW should ...