negative gearing

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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 Henry Review argued changes to negative gearing would need to be offset by increases to housing supply, but this aspect is missing from the Labor proposal, writes Nigel Stapledon.

negative gearing

Professor Richard Holden, co-author of Switching Gears, a McKell Institute report on reforming negative gearing to solve Australia’s housing affordability crisis, discusses why we should transition away from this tax concession.


Leaving housing empty and subsidised by government is both taxation lunacy and a national scandal, write Laurence Troy and Bill Randolph.


Owner-occupiers and foreign investors will drive new housing even if tax incentives for investors are taken away, write Richard Holden and Saul Eastlake.


In 2015 I wrote a plan that uses the power of markets to tackle the housing affordability problem. Curiously, it's been booed by a pro-market government and welcomed by the Labor Party, writes Richard Holden.


The ALP has based its negative gearing policy on a paper by UNSW Economics Professor Richard Holden.

negative gearing

As a relatively obscure tax deduction, negative gearing is neither evil nor an inalienable right of those doughty souls prepared to 'have a go', write Richard Holden and Sam Crosby.

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Abolishing the sacred cow of negative gearing is considered by governments of all persuasions to be electorally unpalatable. But that doesn't mean changes aren't afoot, writes Dale Boccabella.

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Current tax policies are affecting housing demand, resulting in increased prices as investors and cashed up owner occupiers engage in a bidding war, writes Helen Hodgson.