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 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
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?