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What to do about Housing Affordability

Australian 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, gone

Housing, 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 […]

A chat with Alan Kohler

Economic Video, Publications | 19th October 2021

Saul talks with the Eureka Report and ABC News’ Alan Kohler about inflation, interest rates and housing affordability on his The Money Café podcast on 19th October 2021 Hello, I’m Alan Kohler, Editor in Chief of Eureka Report and welcome to The Money Café. Joining me today is Saul Eslake, independent economist, used to be […]

Talk to the annual Australia-Indonesia Business Summit

Asian Economies, Economic Video | 18th October 2021

A short talk to the annual Australia-Indonesia Business Summit on 19th October 2021, jointly hosted by the Indonesia Investment Promotion Centre in Sydney and the Australia-Indonesia Business Council, about the improving investment climate in Indonesia, especially for those interested in the health and aged care sectors (which were the focus of this year’s summit)

Fiscal Policy and Public Debt

Economic Policies, Economic Video | 2nd October 2021

 Login or subscribe to view the full video and presentation slides Login Subcribe In this webinar Saul focuse public debt. How worried should we be about the increase in the amount of debt incurred by Australia’s federal and state governments since the onset of Covid-19?  Is it important that public debt be “paid off” […]

COVID provides real life experiment on house prices

Housing, Recent Media Interview | 28th September 2021

Saul talks to Tom Lowrey, on ABC Radio’s flagship “AM” program, about housing affordability, 28th September 2021

The “corrupt bargain” imposed by the Morrison Government

Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Recent Media Interview, Tasmania | 28th September 2021

Saul talks to Tasmania Talks’ Mike O’Loughlin about Tasmania’s Treasury’s findings regarding the “corrupt bargain” imposed by the Morrison Government regarding the distribution of GST revenue among the states and territories, 28th September 2021


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Preview of the 2024-25 Federal Budget
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‘A distinctive part of life in Australia’ The Declining Dream of Homeownership
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Tasmania’s fiscal position
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Productivity, Tax Reform and ‘Peak China’
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“You are one of the best at what you do in the world”
Gail Fosler, Chief Economist, The Conference Board, New York, December 2002

“I have never known an economist to have such a knowledge of world economic facts and to be able to bring to bear so much information in answering a question without notice”
Charles Goode, Chairman, ANZ Bank, July 2009

“Saul Eslake is … a highly regarded independent economist with the highest degree of integrity"
John Durie, Columnist, The Australian, July 2009

“… one of the few people in this world who can have so many oranges up in the air at the same time but still manage to catch them"
Andrew Clark, journalist, Australian Financial Review, November 2008

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