Housing: The Great Australian Dream Project

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The Great Australian Dream Project

The Great Australian Dream project looks at the impact of regulatory policy on housing affordability, home ownership and housing production. The project aims to promote policies to increase the accessibility and reduce the costs of home ownership for Australians. In particular, the Institute of Public Affairs looks at the relationship between land supply restrictions and how those restrictions artifically inflate the price of house and land. This relationship is examined in the 2006 book The Tragedy of Planning: Losing the Great Australian Dream.

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News

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...

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...

Government red tape puts us in house bind

Governance & Service Provision and Housing: The Great Australian Dream Project | Alan Moran
Herald Sun 4th February, 2011

According to the English humourist Auberon Waugh, the urge to pass new laws must be seen as an illness, not much different from the urge to bite...

Houston, we have a housing problem

Housing: The Great Australian Dream Project | Alan Moran
Herald Sun 5th November, 2010

Adding up everything we own, the Government Statistician reckons Australian families are worth $5800 billion. That's more than five times as much...

Surely the election can afford debate on housing

Governance & Service Provision and Housing: The Great Australian Dream Project | Alan Moran
Herald Sun 21st August, 2010

As a concern among the electorate, housing affordability ranks above industrial relations, interest rates and asylum seekers. But until yesterday,...

Publications

Address to the 6th Annual Housing Congress

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Alan Moran

Address by Alan Moran to the 6th Annual Housing Congress in Brisbane on 28 June 2011.

The great lock out: the impact of housing and land regulations in Western Australia

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak and Alan Moran

Government interventions in the housing market restrict the supply of land for housing and raise its costs. The public policy interventions in land supply and development markets are numerous. Centred on planning and environmental policies, they...

Sydney now has world's most unaffordable housing - New research

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According to new research by the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), the fall of house prices in the United States has left Sydney with the most expensive housing in the world.