This election was a Seinfeld election – it was more about personalities than plot, and not a lot happened. Before the election cost of living had been a major issue, but it disappears out of our qualitative research
Election Review Panel
The pollster, the professor and the practitioner delivered their verdict on the 2022 federal election.
Housing Affordability Index Q2, 2022
The Q2 2022 Australian housing market saw a general increase in the Repayments Index, indicating a decrease in affordability, and a decrease in the Deposit Index, indicating a fall in house prices, making it easier to save for a deposit.
The cost to Queensland of closing down the coal and gas industries
This paper by Gene Tunny of Adept Economics looks at the cost to the Queensland worker as well as the Queensland government of closing the coal and gas industries.
Defense and security will impact flow of preferences
Australians are extremely united in imposing sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, with 89% supporting, and only 6% opposing. There are also high levels of support for military aid with 75% supporting and 12% opposing.
Coalition housing policy has lower costs, higher returns to beat Labor policy
It's time we accepted superannuation is not an end in itself but a component of good retirement policy, of which home ownership has to be the cornerstone.
Scheme 6 years overdue
The greatest risk in old age is not that your superannuation balance isn’t high enough, but that you don’t own your own home
Housing Affordability Index December 2021
Housing affordability continued to decline in the December quarter last year. This is mainly due to a strong increase in property prices in most cities, although it was only moderate in Australia's largest market, Sydney.
Omnibus Poll March 2022
This is another sullen election, even though both sides exhibit high support for their respective candidates. 60% disagree (versus 30% who agree) that the federal government has done enough to be elected, while 40% disagree (versus 41% who agree) that Labor has done enough to be elected.
Sly “Uncle” Albo’s shared equity scheme doesn’t shape up
Detailed analysis of the ALP’s shared equity home buyer scheme shows that it is poorly designed, expensive and discriminatory, makes no difference to housing affordability and the cost has already almost doubled.