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The income tax treatment of housing assets: an assessment of proposed reform arrangements

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...
Discussion paper

The effect of zoning on housing prices

Some government policies restrict the supply of housing. Examples include minimum lot sizes, maximum building heights and planning approval processes. Although these restrictions may confer benefits, they also raise the price of housing. This paper attempts to quantify the effect of zoning on housing prices...
Commentary

Affordable housing policy failure still being fuelled by flawed analysis

The clichés about housing supply and regulatory restraints are distractions from the need to focus on expanding the affordable housing sector to directly meet the needs of low-income households.
Report

Private rental in transition: institutional change, technology and innovation in Australia

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.
Report

From psychiatric hospital to supported housing: the Neami Community Housing Program, Melbourne, Australia, 1995–2008

This paper documents the experience of the Neami Community Housing Program. The paper recounts how the program came about, describes the model it employs, and considers how its practice has changed over time. It then examines outcomes for clients after leaving hospital and implications for...
Report

The composition and distribution of household wealth in Australia

This article describes how household wealth has changed and briefly examines how developments in house prices, equity prices and superannuation returns may have affected the composition and distribution of household net worth. It updates previous work done by the Bank using data from the Household...
Article

The composition and distribution of household wealth in Australia

This article describes how household wealth changed since 2002 and how developments in house prices, equity prices and superannuation returns may have affected the composition and distribution of household net worth. The article updates previous work done by the Bank using data from the Household...
Discussion paper

Ring-fencing rental losses: An officials’ issues paper

Inland Revenue is seeking feedback on a proposal to ring-fence losses on residential rental properties. The intention of the new policy is to level the playing field between speculators, investors and homebuyers.
Report

Case studies in deinstitutionalisation: implementing supported housing programs in two Australian states

This paper is one of a pair examining implementation in two states of programs that provide housing and support to people discharged from psychiatric hospitals. The first paper describes the implementation in Victoria of a program established in 1995 by a non-government agency called Neami...
Report

Supporting affordable housing supply: inclusionary planning in new and renewing communities

There is growing interest in the potential for inclusionary planning approaches to help deliver affordable housing supply in Australian cities and regions. Within wider government strategies for affordable housing supply, inclusionary planning approaches can play a role in requiring or incentivising dwelling units, land, or...