The Great Divide: Australia’s Housing Mess and How to Fix It | Summer Series

featuring Ebony Bennett

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Our summer podcast series brings you some of the best conversations from our webinars and live events in 2023.

One of the great mysteries of Australian life is that a land of sweeping plains, with one of the lowest population densities on the planet, has a shortage of land for houses. As a result, Sydney’s median house price is the second most expensive on Earth, after Hong Kong’s. Alan Kohler discusses his latest essay and tells the story of how we got into this mess – and how we might get out of it.

This was recorded on Tuesday 28th November 2023 and things may have changed since recording.

australiainstitute.org.au // @theausinstitute

Guest:

Alan Kohler, Finance Presenter, ABC News // @AlanKohler

Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett

Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey

Edited by: Emily Perkins

Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

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