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 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

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?

Blame the states: Morrison raids an old songbook on housing affordability

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.

Stop looking for the downside — yesterday was great economic news

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.

Activist Reserve Bank joins the negative gearing critics

Activist Reserve Bank joins the negative gearing critics

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.

Essential: voters agree, house prices are too damn high

Essential: voters agree, house prices are too damn high

June 16, 2015 2

Voters agree that housing is unaffordable for people in their area, with NSW rated as the worst for housing affordability.

Another Hockey gaffe reveals a government clueless on housing

Another Hockey gaffe reveals a government clueless on housing

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.

What John Fraser doesn’t know about property TV programs

What John Fraser doesn’t know about property TV programs

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.

Developers to blame for housing affordability

March 10, 2015

Crikey readers have their say on housing affordability and female newspaper editors.

Spare us from politicians mouthing housing affordability platitudes

Spare us from politicians mouthing housing affordability platitudes

March 9, 2015 16

Politicians love to opine about housing affordability but are unlikely to ever do anything serious about it.

Why will no one talk about housing affordability?

September 5, 2013 1

Crikey readers talk Bob Katter, housing affordability and Guy Rundle's use of language.

Hey Kevin, what about that national housing crisis?

Hey Kevin, what about that national housing crisis?

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.