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.
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 […]
Bursting the Housing BubbleAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Housing, The Australian Economy | 3rd August 2021
Podcast of a discussion with Janet Ge, Associate Professor in the School of Built Environment at University of Technology, Sydney and Matt Grudnoff of the Australia Institute, a think tank, hosted by Toby Hemmings of Think: Business Futures, focussing on the consequences of and reasons for the continued escalation of Australian residential property prices.
Mortgage stress: 230,000 Aussie households ‘risk losing their homes’Housing | 28th May 2021
Saul talks to news.com.au’s Finance Editor Sarah Sharples about mortgage stress, interest rates and housing policies
Economic Recovery, Community Services and Covid-19Housing, The Australian Economy | 21st May 2020
Presentation to a ‘webinar’ hosted by Q Shelter, 21st May 2020...