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ScoMoBank joins the long list of housing policy failures

ScoMoBank joins the long list of housing policy failures

The government's last-minute mortgage insurance scheme is yet another counterproductive housing policy set up to fail.

Floundering Liberals embrace interventionism as the walls close in

Floundering Liberals embrace interventionism as the walls close in

A desperate Scott Morrison has ignored his own advice of a week ago and launched an interventionist housing subsidy policy that will push house prices up — if it works at all.

It’s not housing prices that the financial regulators are concerned about

It’s not housing prices that the financial regulators are concerned about

Financial regulators are more concerned about tightening credit than about the housing market.

House prices hysteria reveals the hypocrisy of old media 

House prices hysteria reveals the hypocrisy of old media 

Five minutes ago, Nine and News Corp were bemoaning the unaffordability of housing for young people. Now? Not so much...

This is not how you fix an ‘immigration problem’

This is not how you fix an ‘immigration problem’

Immigration isn't merely about turning a tap of people on and off — it's an intersection of multiple policy failures across all three levels of government.

Filthy Rich and Homeless is bloated with empathy and lacking in unsexy facts

Filthy Rich and Homeless is bloated with empathy and lacking in unsexy facts

Who really cares about my "empathy"? The producers of SBS' returning show seem to think we’re living in a democracy. One activated by eminent tears.

Property prices bumping up the chance of an interest rate cut

Property prices bumping up the chance of an interest rate cut

A key constraint on further interest rate cuts has vanished as property prices soften in Sydney and Melbourne.

The power’s out in Australia. How do we fix it?

The power’s out in Australia. How do we fix it?

Crikey readers take on Australia's cost-of-living problems.

Is it time for Australian states to step up on asylum seeker support?

Is it time for Australian states to step up on asylum seeker support?

The cruelty of the federal government's immigration services is well-established, but what's happening in the states and territories? This is the focus of a new report out today.

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

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

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?