Topic archives: housing affordability

Reserve Bank puts a price tag on NIMBYism

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.

How the rich weaponised NIMBYism to wage class war

March 5, 2018 28

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

Housing affordability? Nah, never mind

May 9, 2017

Remember when the government was going to make this budget about housing affordability? Now, not so much.

Poll Bludger: why tonight will look suspiciously like an election budget

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.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull to meet Trump, Australian Conservatives and Family First say ‘I do’

Crikey Worm: Turnbull to meet Trump, Australian Conservatives and Family First say ‘I do’

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.

Turnbull will get mugged by housing like he was mugged by energy

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.

Super borrowing leaves funds exposed if the property market crashes

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.

Rundle: how to fix the housing affordability crisis

March 21, 2017 30

The sheer desperation of the rental dragon-chase has become a cause of vast misery for lower-income people.

Super for housing: the latest example of our war on the young

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.

How to solve housing affordability literally overnight

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?