Tag: negative gearing

How we lost control of Australian house prices and how to...

Real home prices across Australia have climbed 150% since 2000, while real wages have climbed by less than a third.

Election opinion: Negative gearing isn’t a rort, but something else is

Perhaps the most woefully misunderstood economic issue of the election campaign has been negative gearing. The Conversation, by Steven Hamilton (Visiting Scholar, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute,...

REIA calls for a holistic approach to property taxation

The Real Estate Institute of Australia welcomes the recent contribution by the Master Builders Association and the Housing Industry Association to the understanding of...

Negative gearing reforms could save A$1.7 billion without hurting poorer investors

Reforming negative gearing could save the federal government A$1.7 billion without hurting “mum and dad investors”, according to our new modelling, by focusing tax deductions...

What Australia can learn from overseas about the future of renting

When we talk about rental housing in Australia, we often make comparisons with renting overseas. Faced with insecure tenancies and unaffordable home ownership, we...

Treasury memo misses the real impact of Labor’s negative gearing policy

Labor MPs might be rubbing their hands together with glee at a Treasury memo that shows the federal opposition’s negative gearing policy will have a “small”...

Can ‘build to rent’ solve the affordable housing puzzle?

Australia’s state governments, as well as some ambitious local councils, community housing providers and forward-looking private developers, are finally taking note of the housing...

Opinion: Why housing affordability talk is just hot air

By Martin North, cross-posted from the Digital Finance Analytics Blog: So, suddenly it's politically correct to be discussing “housing affordability”. But talk is cheap, as...