housing affordability


The latest DHHS rent report shows that Melbourne’s rental affordability is the worst on record, with just 5.7% of all rentals in Melbourne affordable to someone on a low income. Put simply, 1-in-20 rentals in Melbourne are affordable to someone on a low income compared to five years ago when 1-in-5 […]

Melbourne rental affordability worst on record


With the federal budget due for release on 9 May, and rumours swirling of a housing bond aggregator as its centrepiece, now seems like the right time to ask; what is a housing bond aggregator and, importantly, will it help make housing more affordable?   What is a housing bond […]

What is a bond aggregator and will it make housing ...



The Treasurer’s highly-anticipated speech on housing affordability has succeeded in articulating the depth and breadth of Australia’s affordability crisis but failed to provide a comprehensive policy response. It is a positive development that the Federal Government recognises that housing affordability, for both buyers and renters, is bad and getting worse. […]

Treasurer fails to address real issues behind housing affordability crisis


On 30 May, Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey released a Tax Discussion paper entitled Re:think. The paper kicks off a national conversation between the community and Government about Australia’s tax system as part of large-scale tax review. Although we can be quick to switch off when it comes to tax talk, […]

Why the current tax debate matters for those who care ...