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.
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
Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue inquiry into Housing Affordability and Supply in AustraliaAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Housing | 31st August 2021
My submission to a House of Representatives Committee inquiry into housing affordability and home ownership, which recapitulates things I’ve been writing and saying about housing affordability and home ownership for the best part of four decades – without ever having really made any difference to the housing policies which governments at all levels and of […]
Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax (again)Australian Society and Politics, Housing, News, Taxation | 4th August 2021
Saul talks to National Radio News’ political reporter Amanda Copp about tax policy and housing, following the Australian Labor Party’s decision to abandon the policies it took to the past two elections (in 2016 and 2019) of abolishing ‘negative gearing’ (the long-standing provision in Australia’s tax code whereby investors in property, or other assets, can […]