The Queensland government should scotch any idea of capping rentals if they want to help people searching for a house to rent, and actually do something, rather than convening more housing summits.
NSW election 2023 Survey 1
Voters are unenthusiastic about the choice between the government and the opposition and moderately unenthusiastic about the direction of the state. Cost of living is the major issue, which includes housing affordability and the cost of electricity.
Rule out changing negative gearing
It’s time for the prime minister to step up and rule out tinkering with the housing market and get on with the job of creating more supply. In particular he must rule out any changes to negative gearing.
Housing Affordability Index Q3 2022
The AIP Housing Affordability Index for the September Quarter 2022 has been released. It shows record repayment unaffordability over the history of the index although it is a little easier to save the deposit.
How much paint will Dan Andrews lose?
The takeout from focus group polling is that the Victorian premier is expected to win – which leaves plenty of scope for voters to send a message.
Queensland Housing Summit too little, too late
The Queensland Housing Summit was an admission of failure and did nothing to address the real problems in housing affordability in Queensland.
Housing Affordability Index March 2022
Housing repayments were more affordable in the first quarter this year than the last quarter in 2021, but interest rate hikes since then will reverse this.
Exit poll – it was a Seinfeld election
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
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.