Topic archives: housing

Australians’ wealth is tied up in housing. That’s not a good thing.

June 8, 2018 15

A new report shows Australian wealth has skyrocketed, but that's not as great as it sounds. What happens when all this money is tied up in housing?

Greens’ embrace of idiot fringe economics ruins years of credibility

and April 4, 2018 109

Subsidised mortgages and universal basic income show that the Greens have lost the plot on economic issues, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Immigration debate shows how we’ve infantilised government

March 13, 2018 41

Cutting immigration is a second rate solution to the widespread problem that our governments have lost the capacity to deliver for communities.

Five key areas show we need to put social cohesion before economic growth

November 13, 2017 3

The breakup of social solidarity is evident in key policy areas.

Housing numbers confirm Australia’s economy floundering

August 11, 2017 3

New figures from the ABS confirm a worrying trend of decreased housing construction, further entrenching Australia's own private recession.

Earning, learning, living — young Australians cop it from this government

May 2, 2017 17

No matter what they do, young Australians are targeted by this government, which knows it can attack them with impunity in next week's federal budget.

The Coalition MPs who don’t think superannuation should be used for house deposits

April 13, 2017 7

How can the government put forward a policy supporting using superannuation for housing when so many MPs are on the record against it?

Yes, Morrison’s talking sense on affordable housing

April 11, 2017 3

Scott Morrison has been working on the challenge of affordable and social housing amid a property boom, and the results aren't too shabby.

Housing policy turning into a division-driven debacle

April 11, 2017 28

The government's efforts to create a worthwhile housing affordability package are being wrecked by internal division, with Scott Morrison the clear loser.

Housing and superannuation disaster unfolding before our eyes

April 10, 2017 1

A speech by Scott Morrison on housing, while sensible in itself, augurs poorly for the contents of the government's budget centrepiece, a housing affordability package.

Simon Benson should stop it with the policy analysis

April 10, 2017 3

At least until he can do it without the straw man arguments.

Why Sydney’s property market is different

Why Sydney’s property market is different

April 5, 2017 3

NSW is the only state where housing hasn't kept pace with population growth, which is why its apartment boom still has a way to run.

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 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.

Will Sydney’s apartment obsession prop up the economy?

January 12, 2017 3

Sydney's obsession with building apartments might be enough to keep the construction stimulus to the economy going for a while yet, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Essential: older voters endorse cut to parental leave

November 1, 2016 1

There's a split between older and younger voters over the federal government's plan to cut back paid parental leave, while the extent of "mum and dad bank" for housing borrowing is revealed in today's Essential Report.

On smashed avo as a social good

October 19, 2016

Crikey readers discuss yesterday's edition.

Business bites: Fairfax screwed … seriously, dude … China property renewed …

April 19, 2016

Who will suffer when the bottom falls out of the housing market? Fairfax and News Corp of course.

What drives the morality police?

February 25, 2016

Crikey readers discuss the housing market and other issues of the day.

Federation reform paper a big missed opportunity

Federation reform paper a big missed opportunity

June 25, 2015 4

The government's federation reform discussion paper -- meant to provide the basis for a major white paper -- is content to play with funding models, rather than take on bigger issues.