Policy report

Housing addicts? How the ‘Australian dream’ became a national nightmare

Publisher
Housing Housing prices Affordable housing Housing assistance Australia
Description

In this lively and thoughtful inaugural John Curtin Research Centre essay, Zelinsky argues that the present housing market reflects a dangerous public policy failure where a worthwhile national aspiration – the so-called ‘Australian dream’ of owning your own home – has combined with generous tax concessions, poor government planning and a lack of investment imagination to pose a serious threat to our ‘fair go’ economy and society. This report presents an impassioned case for saving the great Australian dream.

Publication Details
ISBN:

978-0-646-97094-3

Issue:
John Curtin Research Centre Essay Series no.1, 2017