Housing is one of the most important things in people’s lives, whether they own the dwelling in which they live, or rent it – and if they own other property as an investment. And as we saw in the lead-up to, and during, the global financial crisis, what happens in housing markets can be enormously important to the stability of the financial system, and to the health or otherwise of the economy.
What impact will the government’s decision to open Australia’s borders to skilled migrants and students have on wages and house prices?Australian Society and Politics, Housing, News, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy | 22nd November 2021
Interview with David Lipson on ABC Radio’s “PM” program on 22nd November 2021
What to do about Housing AffordabilityAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Video, Housing | 17th November 2021
This week I ‘appeared’ (virtually) before the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue’s Inquiry into Housing Affordability and Supply. You can read my opening statement to the committee and view the recording of my Q&A with the Committee here.
Going, going, goneHousing, News, Recent Media Interview | 3rd November 2021
Saul appears in an episode of the ABC’s flagship Four Corners program on 1st November talking about the downside of Australia’s inexorably rising housing prices. Going, going gone, reported by Stephen Long, goes to air on Monday 1st November at 8.30pm. It can also be seen on ABC NEWS channel on Saturday at 8.10pm AEST, ABC […]
Social Policy in the post-Covid WorldAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Housing, News | 4th October 2021
A presentation to the Board of the Australian Council to Homeless Persons, focussing on housing affordability (for both buyers and renters), income support for unemployed people and poverty reduction, and ‘fiscal sustainability’ for the Commonwealth and state & territory governments.
COVID provides real life experiment on house pricesHousing, Recent Media Interview | 28th September 2021
Saul talks to Tom Lowrey, on ABC Radio’s flagship “AM” program, about housing affordability, 28th September 2021