SAUL ESLAKE

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SAUL ESLAKE

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Housing


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.

Housing in the 2017-18 Budget – a missed opportunity

Housing, Publications | 19th May 2017

Saul Eslake | Pearls and Irritations | 19th May 2017 As published on John Menadue’s Blog – Pearls and Irritations. John Menadue is a former head of the Departments of Immigration, Trade and Prime Minister & Cabinet, and also a former CEO of Qantas.


Home ownership and housing affordability

Housing, Publications | 2nd May 2017

Article published on Pearls and Irritations, a blog specializing in public policy issues curated by John Menadue, former Secretary of the Departments of Prime Minister & Cabinet, Immigration & Ethnic Affairs, and Trade, Ambassador to Japan and CEO of Qantas.


Using super for home deposit a ‘thoroughly bad idea’: Economist Saul Eslake

Housing, News, Taxation | 11th April 2017

James-Elton Pym | SBS News | 11th April 2017 Letting young people dip into their superannuation to fund house deposits would increase buying power and drive house prices higher, the independent economist has warned. Independent economist Saul Eslake says Liberal backbenchers advocating a plan to allow young people to use their superannuation as a home […]


Negative gearing reform ‘essential’ to improve housing affordability: Saul Eslake

Housing, News, Taxation | 10th April 2017

Michael Janda |RN Breakfast ABC News | 10th April 2017 Interview with ABC Business Reporter Michael Janda on Monday 10th April 2017 Negative gearing reform ‘essential’ to improve housing affordability: Saul Eslake Scaling back negative gearing or capital gains tax concessions for property investment is “essential” to improve housing affordability for first home buyers, independent […]


OLIVER FRANKEL. Saul Eslake’s well timed warnings help inform the housing affordability debate

Housing, News | 29th March 2017

Oliver Frankel | Pearls and Irritations | 29th March 2017 As published on John Menadue’s Blog – Pearls and Irritations. John Menadue is a former head of the Departments of Immigration, Trade and Prime Minister & Cabinet, and also a former CEO of Qantas. Saul Eslake, one of Australia’s most highly respected independent economists, has […]



‘No Place Like Home’

Housing | 23rd March 2017

The impact of declining rates of home ownership on the adequacy of Australia’s retirement income systems. Report prepared for the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, published on 23rdMarch 2017   Presentation to Conference of Major Super Funds, Gold Coast, Queensland, 23rd March 2017 OLIVER FRANKEL. Saul Eslake’s well timed warnings help inform the housing affordability […]


The case for reducing the capital gain tax discount

Housing, Publications, Taxation | 7th June 2016

Article originally published in ‘Around the House’, the newsletter of Shelter NSW, a housing advocacy group, in June 2016


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