Tag: negative gearing

Home prices are climbing alright, but not for the reason you might think

It’s tempting to think home prices are soaring because there aren’t enough homes. But that can’t explain the sudden takeoff from about the year...

How we lost control of Australian house prices and how to get it back

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, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University). Disclosure statement: Steven Hamilton...

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 the economic impacts of changes to current arrangements for negative...

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 on investors with smaller property portfolios and removing them for...

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 sometimes try to envisage European-style tenancies being imported here. By Chris...

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” impact on the property market. But insights from behavioural public policy, as...

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 affordability crisis in our cities. By Matthew Palm - Postdoctoral Research...

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 we discussed in a recent video blog. The problem is the...