Increasing the overall housing stock won't ensure an increase in availability of affordable housing. Governments need to need to have a much sharper policy focus on this issue, writes Hal Pawson.
High rents and short-term rentals are driving people to share rooms with strangers in order to live in the city, writes Christian Tietz.
With thousands of people sleeping rough in our major cities each night, vacant ‘ghost’ apartments are a source of public outrage, writes Hal Pawson.
The 'first home super saver scheme' is bad economics, somewhat costly, and a cruel hoax on prospective buyers who are struggling with an out-of-control housing market, writes Richard Holden.
New research by UNSW's Social Policy Research Centre has found that shared home ownership schemes for people with disability bring potential benefits but also expose people to debt risks.
We need to refrom negative gearing and boost housing supply. Affordability, financial stability and economic inequality are all riding on it, writes Richard Holden.
The problem is not just supply – action is needed on many fronts to address housing affordability, writes Hal Pawson.
The community needs affordable housing and that requires meaningful targets for new developments. The only ones who will lose out are landholders who make windfall profits from rezoning.
The tax advantages of housing offend against justice on every count, writes Anthony Asher.
Leaving housing empty and subsidised by government is both taxation lunacy and a national scandal, write Laurence Troy and Bill Randolph.