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We appreciate the opportunity to raise issues on housing affordability in Australia and note that your terms of reference raise the following specific issues:
• the taxes and levies imposed by state and territory governments;
• the rate of release of new land...
This paper looks at the history of owner occupation in Australia and discusses the costs and benefits - to individuals and to the community.
There are three important economic goals that Australians aspire to. To have a job to support and care for your family, to be independent in your retirement and to own your own home.
As a Government we share and want to facilitate Australians being...
Scott Morrison is a “once bitten, never shy” sort of guy. Having had a bad experience in the high profile debate over whether to change the GST, which ultimately came to nothing, the Treasurer this week launched into the hot topic of housing affordability....
Working and middle class families are increasingly being priced out of the housing market. Ownership rates for young people aged 25-34 have spiralled downwards in recent years from 60% to 48%. Young people are being forced to take on levels of debt unimaginable just a...
This paper sheds further light on living alone by investigating the nature of living alone and what it means to the individuals involved.
Summary In an earlier Australian Family Trends facts sheet (No. 6; de Vaus & Qu, 2015) we described those who...
This essay argues that real house prices are being pushed up to levels which require buyers to take on large amounts of debt that are repaid later in the life course. As a result Australian home buyers are exposed to higher levels of credit risk...
This report provides an overview of the types, extent and benefits of government assistance available to homeowners and renters as well as to people experiencing homelessness, and to specific population groups.Housing assistance helps people meet their basic human need for shelter and security and can...
Many conversations around Australia start and end on house prices – particularly for those lucky (or unlucky?) enough to live in our major capitals.
Prices are out of control, with quite extraordinary price increases over recent years. I would know, I have struggled to...
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.