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Reducing Immigration Won't Solve The Housing Crisis

Ideas & Liberty and Housing: The Great Australian Dream Project | Evan Mulholland
The Sydney Morning Herald 11th April, 2017

Cutting red tape, rather than immigration, should be the principled and consistent solution to lowering prices and improving housing affordability....

Wherefore art thou, Catholicism

Ideas & Liberty | Father James Grant
The Portal 29th February, 2016

The last few years in Australian society have been demanding and confronting times for Catholic clergy. The revulsion and odium of priestly sexual...

The Regulators White-Anting New Homes

Economics & Deregulation | Alan Moran
Quadrant 20th June, 2014

New South Wales Premier Mike Baird claims there is "a massive housing boom" underway in Western Sydney, explaining that he has "released" land...

Strong political will needed for cheaper housing

Economics & Deregulation | Alan Moran
Herald Sun 4th October, 2013

Over the past year Melbourne house prices have edged up by over 5 per cent. This followed rapid price increases in the two decades to 2009...

The Aussie dream one of the most expensive

Economics & Deregulation, Deregulation Unit and Housing: The Great Australian Dream Project | Alan Moran
Herald Sun 25th January, 2013

The ninth annual Demographia survey of house prices across the world was published this week. It again shows Australian house prices, adjusted for...

Government chips away at planning controls

Economics & Deregulation and Deregulation Unit | Alan Moran
Herald Sun 14th December, 2012

House prices are off the boil. In Victoria they fell two per cent last year. Interest rates have been declining and compared to two years ago it...

Housing affordability key to northern growth

Northern Australia Project | John Shipp
West Australian 17th April, 2012

Northern Australia is suffering a housing affordability crisis. But it doesn't need to be this way. Recent media reports confirm this crisis. It...

Our building regulations need a major overhaul

Economics & Deregulation | Alan Moran
The Herald Sun 9th December, 2011

How many separate approvals are required before an owner can move into a new house in Melbourne's designated urban growth area? Twenty? Fifty?...

Ownership and exclusion: a lesson from the UK riots

Ideas & Liberty and Housing: The Great Australian Dream Project | Alan Moran
The Drum 19th August, 2011

Many commentators correctly attribute the UK rioting to decades of misgoverning and miseducating youth. Contributing to this has been the breakdown...

Access to land the root of soaring house prices

Deregulation Unit and Housing: The Great Australian Dream Project | Alan Moran
Herald Sun 4th March, 2011

In 2004, a report by the Commonwealth's normally reliable Productivity Commission (PC) completely misread the causes of high house prices. It...