I've been asked my opinion on people trying to avoid paying capital gains tax by not buying and selling within a 12-month window.
My personal view is twofold.
Firstly, tax can be minimised to some degree using company structures, family trusts or investing through a SMSF.
Secondly, I liken tax to advertising. If advertising adds value to the bottom line then it's beneficial to the business. If it doesn't, then don't advertise