Topic archives: negative gearing

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.

Liberals’ problems won’t vanish with new leader

March 7, 2017 18

Whether it's Turnbull, Abbott or Dutton leading them, the Liberals need to get to grips with their inability to deal with two key policy issues.

Boats for votes and Medicare scares: parties take the low road

June 24, 2016 15

The election campaign has become a ghost train ride as desperate parties try to scare voters out of their disengagement.

Essential: Turnbull deflates further while voters back Labor on climate

May 3, 2016

Labor's proposed climate action policy has garnered strong support from voters, while voters continue to become disenchanted with the Prime Minister.

Campaign week 2: events, dear boy, events

April 29, 2016 9

The government's re-election strategy is to nullify Labor's strong points and then go on the offensive, but it relies on everything going right for it. And along came Manus Island ...

Baby’s first investment property

April 26, 2016

She has a house, but what's her name?

Negative gearing just one front in the war on the young

April 26, 2016 53

The government is engaged in a war on young Australians across multiple fronts. Negative gearing is just one of them.

Time for Turnbull to take charge

March 8, 2016 15

A succession of poor polls show that Malcolm Turnbull has to visibly take charge of his government, and soon.

Essential: that’s enough gender equality, thanks, say blokes

March 8, 2016 11

A majority of men think gender equality has come far enough.

Tips and rumours: Malcolm reaches new heights of waffling

March 1, 2016 1

Yesterday the Prime Minister was asked for his advice to young prospective first-home buyers about how they could get into the market, let alone live the Australian dream of negative gearing multiple properties. His answer went on for a few minutes, and left us still none the wiser on how to buy a house: JOURNALIST:┬áPrime […]

It’s (not) a kind of magic: housing obsession does no one any favours

March 1, 2016 8

Australians are completely besotted with property, but owning real estate is not some kind of magical investment.

Essential: negative gearing change gets backing — as long as you don’t mention the L-word

Essential: negative gearing change gets backing — as long as you don’t mention the L-word

February 23, 2016 3

There's support for Labor's negative gearing proposal, Essential found this week, but voters are uncertain, and their partisanship affects how they see it.

The difference between anti-Zionism v anti-Semitism

February 23, 2016 3

Crikey readers discuss politics and other issues of the day.

What happened to all that agility? It’s starting to look ragged for Turnbull

February 22, 2016 20

The Turnbull government is looking ragged and reactive, and an early election is no longer the certainty it used to be.

Time to simplify

February 22, 2016 6

Crikey readers discuss complicated systems.

Waiting for ScoMo — in which no policy happens, twice

February 18, 2016 12

Scott Morrison spoke at length at the National Press Club yesterday, and said nothing except to distance himself from the GST and the Abbott government.

What the hell is negative gearing, anyway?

February 18, 2016 25

Negative gearing is back on everyone's minds -- but what is it, exactly? And how would changing it affect the housing market?

Going into rehab for negative gearing addiction

February 17, 2016 1

Crikey readers discuss finance and other matters.

Property sector gears up, but who speaks for the victims of negative gearing?

February 16, 2016 22

While powerful political donors fire up campaigns in support of negative gearing, who speaks for those whom the policy hurts?