Negative gearing

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Fact Check: Scott Morrison says police officers who own an investment property have just one. Is he correct?

Scott Morrison lambasted Labor's proposed changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax during a recent appearance on Sydney radio, using police officers as an example of those who may be affected.
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Fact Check: Do two-thirds of negative gearers have a taxable income under $80,000?

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg claims that two-thirds of people who use negative gearing have a taxable income of less than $80,000 a year.
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Fact Check: Do two-thirds of negative gearers earn under $80,000?

Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer argues Labor's negative gearing policy would disadvantage average earners, claiming two-thirds of negative gearers have incomes of $80,000.
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Fact Check: Do most negative gearers earn a modest income?

Treasurer Scott Morrison claims Australians on modest incomes make up the "vast majority" of negative gearers — with two-thirds earning a taxable income of $80,000 or less, and a similar proportion owning just one property.
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Fact Check: Did abolishing negative gearing push up rents?

Treasurer Joe Hockey claims abolishing negative gearing could push up rents, because that's what happened in the 1980s.
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Fact Check: Why using taxable income to attack Labor's negative gearing, capital gains and dividend imputation policies is misleading

In the lead up to the 2019 federal election, RMIT ABC Fact Check examines how tax data is being used in the public policy debate.

Positive plan to help housing affordability

This policy sets out the Labor party's plan on housing. It includes strategies to address affordability and to support housing construction by reforming negative gearing and capital gains tax arrangements. Links include previously archived and updated versions.

Levelling the playing field: the economic case for reforming negative gearing

Given the developments in the Australian property market since 2015-16, and the repeated claims from Federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg and others, that reform of the negative gearing policy would have severe negative impacts, this report argues that it's time to revisit the policy, in light...

Who really benefits from negative gearing?

The Morrison Government is keen to highlight the number of people who negatively gear but this hides where most of the benefit is going. There are a small number of high income property investors who are negatively gearing large numbers of properties or expensive properties.

Inquiry into the future of the private rental sector

This study focused on the Australian private rental sector including formal rules (policies and regulation); organisations and structures; and informal rules (social norms and practices), and reviewed the sector in ten countries.