Topping up deposits by as much as 15 percentage points will help, but housing isn't risk-free.
UNSW Business School academic Kathrin Bain suggests that as an alternative, the government could make franking credits non-refundable for public companies but refundable for private companies.
UNSW Business School has topped the new Global Research Rankings of Actuarial Science and Risk Management & Insurance.
The state of budget-balance fetishism in Australia means political leaders promise to balance the budget, no matter what.
Anthony Blackshield and Richard Chisholm have been awarded UNSW’s highest honour in recognition of their contributions to the law.
UNSW Business School Adjunct Professor and prominent social investment backer Michael Traill says super fund capital could be used for the aged care, education and housing sectors.
Whether via a submarine or a whale, spying is a violation of state sovereignty, says Professor Natalie Klein from UNSW Law.
Negative gearing distorts the tax system and is skewed in favour of higher incomes, says UNSW Business School tax expert Dr Ann Kayis-Kumar.
Policies proposed for the federal election risk making a bad situation worse, says UNSW Business School's Jonathan Reeves.
Profit incentives might prevent banks following the lead of the Reserve Bank when it next cuts rates.