Centre for Applied Economic Research

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The federal government’s expanded first home loan deposit scheme will help those who qualify, at the expense of those who don’t.

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Coronavirus has changed the story for 2020's property market.

First home buyers

Topping up deposits by as much as 15 percentage points will help, but housing isn't risk-free.


A report by UNSW Business School’s Nigel Stapledon and Kevin Fox has put the case for a broad-based land tax as the most efficient way of capturing value created by new infrastructure investments. 

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Waterflows could be restored at the mouth of the Murray-Darling for less than a fifth of the billions spent so far on environmental programs.