Housing is one of the most important things in people’s lives, whether they own the dwelling in which they live, or rent it – and if they own other property as an investment. And as we saw in the lead-up to, and during, the global financial crisis, what happens in housing markets can be enormously important to the stability of the financial system, and to the health or otherwise of the economy.
What would happen if there were to be a housing ‘bust’?Housing, News | 6th June 2017
Jessica Haynes | ABC News | 6th June 2017 I’m not forecasting a ‘housing bust’, but in this interview with Jessica Haynes of ABC Online, published on 6th June 2017, I look at what might happen if there were to be one.
Housing in the 2017-18 Budget – a missed opportunityHousing, Publications | 19th May 2017
Saul Eslake | Pearls and Irritations | 19th May 2017 As published on John Menadue’s Blog – Pearls and Irritations. John Menadue is a former head of the Departments of Immigration, Trade and Prime Minister & Cabinet, and also a former CEO of Qantas.
Home ownership and housing affordabilityHousing, Publications | 2nd May 2017
Article published on Pearls and Irritations, a blog specializing in public policy issues curated by John Menadue, former Secretary of the Departments of Prime Minister & Cabinet, Immigration & Ethnic Affairs, and Trade, Ambassador to Japan and CEO of Qantas.
Using super for home deposit a ‘thoroughly bad idea’: Economist Saul EslakeHousing, News, Taxation | 11th April 2017
James-Elton Pym | SBS News | 11th April 2017 Letting young people dip into their superannuation to fund house deposits would increase buying power and drive house prices higher, the independent economist has warned. Independent economist Saul Eslake says Liberal backbenchers advocating a plan to allow young people to use their superannuation as a home […]
Negative gearing reform ‘essential’ to improve housing affordability: Saul EslakeHousing, News, Taxation | 10th April 2017
Michael Janda |RN Breakfast ABC News | 10th April 2017 Interview with ABC Business Reporter Michael Janda on Monday 10th April 2017 Negative gearing reform ‘essential’ to improve housing affordability: Saul Eslake Scaling back negative gearing or capital gains tax concessions for property investment is “essential” to improve housing affordability for first home buyers, independent […]
OLIVER FRANKEL. Saul Eslake’s well timed warnings help inform the housing affordability debateHousing, News | 29th March 2017
Oliver Frankel | Pearls and Irritations | 29th March 2017 As published on John Menadue’s Blog – Pearls and Irritations. John Menadue is a former head of the Departments of Immigration, Trade and Prime Minister & Cabinet, and also a former CEO of Qantas. Saul Eslake, one of Australia’s most highly respected independent economists, has […]