The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) selected foreign investment in residential real estate for audit because of the extent of parliamentary and public interest in the issue, including concerns that foreign investors were not complying with foreign investment obligations and purchasing properties they were not...
This research is a comprehensive analysis of the private rental sector (PRS) and explores the interplay between regulation, organisations and structures, and social norms and practices of prevailing policies. It also explores the impact of innovation and digital technology on the sector.
This research models several politically acceptable pathways to reform negative gearing and CGT so as to reduce impacts on less sophisticated property investors. Two reform models— a rental deduction cap of $5,000 and a progressive rental deduction based on income—could lead to savings of over...
This study analysed recently completed affordable housing developments across Australia to ascertain how affordable housing project costs, revenues and subsidies interact.
Reforming property taxes can help deliver a more sustainable housing system with economic and social dividends. This research proposes a nationally coordinated incremental strategy with short, medium and long-term objectives.
This discussion paper endeavors to identify the underlying causes of housing affordability issues, and to consider some useful policy responses in the current and historical context.
The Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land (the Agricultural Land Register) was established to provide greater transparency about the level of foreign ownership of Australia’s agricultural land.
The Commissioner of Taxation reports annually to the Treasurer on the operation of the Register of...
This report sets out 19 recommendations for the reform of the current seller disclosure regime, including the introduction of a statutory seller disclosure regime for sales of freehold land in Queensland.
This article argues that it is not economically viable for Australian super funds to invest in the Australian build-to-rent market and explores how our governments can take steps in providing critical economic infrastructure to combat the public housing shortage.
Property crowdfunding seems like the perfect alternative to invest in property with limited funds available, but is it?
Sydney’s house prices have long been a concern for policymakers and the wider community. Debate continues over the causes of Sydney’s sustained house price growth, though most agree that some combination of demand fundamentals and supply constraints have led to the house...
On 1 December 2015, the most significant changes to Australia’s foreign investment framework in over forty years were introduced. The reforms provided for stronger enforcement of the rules, a better resourced system and clearer rules for foreign investors.
In the year since the reforms...
The Federal government has rejected a call by the New South Wales Planning Minister, Rob Stokes, for the Commonwealth to review tax breaks like negative gearing. Mr Stokes says just increasing housing supply won't address Sydney's affordability problem. The Opposition says his remarks should prompt...
Property touches the lives of all Australians. As the nation's biggest industry, property creates prosperity, jobs and strong communities.
Property is both a major part of the household balance sheet and the Australian economy - and one of the few industries enjoying sustained growth....
As young as New Zealand is, conflicts about land and its uses have been fought about multiple values, only a few of which are tangible and locatable on a map. Land conflicts have arisen over sovereignty, cultural identity, and control of a...
Estate Baron, an Australian real estate crowdfunding platform, now has no limit on the number of investors that can participate, which has allowed the company to bring the minimum investment down to $2,000.
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the property investment decision-making process of Australian unlisted property funds.
Design/methodology/approach – Drawing on previous research into property investment decision making by Australian REITs, a normative model of the unlisted property fund investment decision-making...
In this report, Prosper Australia has provided a Speculative Vacancy measure to illustrate the actual utilisation of Australia’s housing stock over an 8 year period. Speculative Vacancies (SVs) are assessed as properties with abnormally low water usage of less than 50 litres per day (LpD)...