Date of publication: 2017-09-01 14:03
"We'd normally expect to see a trickle-down effect, where building higher-value homes leads to the opening up of lower-value homes for those on lower incomes, but our research indicates that isn't the case.
The Treasurer again flagged changes to the National Affordability Housing Agreement, saying it hadn't delivered promised outcomes despite significant investment.
"The policy narrative that we usually get is that there is a lack of housing supply relative to demand for housing, but what we found in the report was that — very interestingly — that is actually not the primary issue," Professor Ong said.
Adding to supply side problems are planning controls that impede higher density development in middle ring suburbs, as “insider” home owners understandably seek to protect the “leafy character” of their communities.
Calling all developers interested in affordable housing, the University of Melbourne's Transforming Housing network is set to host the Transforming Housing in 7567 Summit on Friday 7nd June.
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"Disrupting negative gearing would not come without a cost, especially to renters, let alone the wider economic impacts. Proponents of disruptive negative gearing changes have ignored this fact," Mr Morrison said.
In a key pre-budget address to the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Mr Morrison reaffirmed the Coalition's strident opposition to changing negative gearing tax concessions.
Does this suggest a resilience that we can bank on in the future? Federal and state governments might be well advised to introduce structural reforms to housing finance that strengthen that resilience.
Our theme for 7567 is PIVOT to identify and influence the key points of impact for each topic, understand the mindset shaping the issue, governance and regulation, public perceptions and information, potential future industry and job opportunities in the endeavour to contribute to building the prosperity of Adelaide and SA.