March 9, 2018 16
Reserve Bank research shows just how much zoning decisions can add to the cost of housing -- to the benefit of NIMBY residents who enjoy huge property price gains as a result.
March 5, 2018 29
A new report illustrates how effectively middle and high-income earners have used the tax system and NIMBYism to drive low-income earners out of housing ownership
May 9, 2017
Remember when the government was going to make this budget about housing affordability? Now, not so much.
May 9, 2017 2
The next federal election is two years away, but Malcolm Turnbull has a pretty good incentive to turn around his dismal Newspoll figures right now with a kinder, gentler budget.
April 26, 2017 3
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to meet US President Donald Trump next week, Cory Bernardi's party to merge with Family First. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.
April 4, 2017 25
As with energy, housing affordability has gone from a political issue to a major policy challenge, and it's not clear the government can handle either of them.
March 27, 2017 4
The government's reluctance to address property lending to superannuation funds is helping reduce housing affordability and increasing the risk a property crunch will cause widespread economic damage, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
March 21, 2017 30
The sheer desperation of the rental dragon-chase has become a cause of vast misery for lower-income people.
March 14, 2017 29
Allowing access to super to improve housing affordability is bad policy that takes away the one good thing we're doing for younger Australians to hand yet another win to older Australians.
February 20, 2017 16
Now everyone (other than perhaps wealthy land barons) hopefully agree expensive housing is a problem that needs fixing, but what’s the best way to do it?
October 24, 2016 20
When it comes to Scott Morrison talking about the states dealing with land housing supply and infrastructure, we've been there, done that under previous governments.
June 2, 2016 5
The strength of the economy in the March quarter is inconvenient for everyone -- including the government, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
July 16, 2015 6
The Reserve Bank has joined the chorus of criticism of negative gearing, in defiance of the government's enthusiasm for it, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.
June 16, 2015 2
Voters agree that housing is unaffordable for people in their area, with NSW rated as the worst for housing affordability.
June 10, 2015 36
Joe Hockey's "let them eat cake" moment on housing also revealed how little the government is doing to address housing supply, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
June 2, 2015 2
The head of Treasury thinks property TV programs are fueling the housing boom. But the major property programs on TV at the moment are about property renovations, not purchases, and you only renovate when you can't buy.
March 10, 2015
Crikey readers have their say on housing affordability and female newspaper editors.
March 9, 2015 16
Politicians love to opine about housing affordability but are unlikely to ever do anything serious about it.
September 5, 2013 1
Crikey readers talk Bob Katter, housing affordability and Guy Rundle's use of language.
August 26, 2013 7
Housing was the "the barbecue stopper across Australia", Kevin Rudd said. But in this election campaign the issue is dead. There are still many challenges, writes Joel Pringle from Australians for Affordable Housing.