Housing Affordability is not only a massive policy failure, but is increasingly vying for the gold medal for the most spin and econobabble in Australian politics. Episode 18 of Follow The Money, takes on the vexed issue and tackles the latest bad idea that won’t help housing affordability – raiding your super to pay for a deposit.
Host: Deputy Director Ebony Bennett // @ebony_bennett
Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
Title Track: Jonathan McFeat // pulseandthrum.com
It’s not secret that Federal government policy levers have been pushing housing affordability in all the wrong directions for decades. The Australia Institute have done the numbers and produced a series of reports which fed into this podcast episode:
- Top Gears: How negative gearing and the capital gains tax discount benefit drive up house prices
- Three solutions to housing affordability other than ‘get a good job’
- Younger Australians big losers from negative gearing, capital gains and superannuation tax concessions
- Housing affordability crisis hits retired Australians
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