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Aug 19, 2013
joelpringle

‘The problem with property’

This video was made to promote the ‘Problems with Property’ forum, to be held 26 August in Melbourne. Appearing are my fellow panellists for the forum, Karl Fitzgerald (Prosper) and Marcus Westbury (Renew Australia).

Check out the video and, if you’re in town, come by for the forum!

http://www.renewaustralia.org/2013/08/special-event-the-problems-with-property-forum-august-26th-loop-bar-melbourne/

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Aug 15, 2013
joelpringle

Australians for Affordable Housing releases housing priorities for election

Housing costs are rising and the under-investment in affordable housing is impacting on families with young children, according to the election statement released by Australians for Affordable Housing today. The document coincided with the release of electorates ranked by housing stress.

‘The polls are saying that housing is a priority issue for voters, if not the number one issue. That’s no surprise given the recent research that a fulltime wage is often not enough to afford housing.  But the major parties have so far avoided offering solutions to the housing crisis.’ Continue reading »

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May 15, 2013
joelpringle

Housing crisis to deepen following Federal budget

Australia’s housing and rental crisis is likely to worsen in coming years and the Government has missed the opportunity to use the Federal budget to provide relief, say housing campaigners.

‘All signs indicate that people’s ability to afford a home will deteriorate further in coming years, so it is a disappointment that the Government has failed to include budget measures to ameliorate the crisis.’ said Joel Pringle, Campaign Manager for Australians for Affordable Housing. Continue reading »

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Jan 16, 2013
joelpringle

Young families increasingly reliant on insecure rental housing

New research by Australians for Affordable Housing has shown that parents with children are increasingly foregoing home ownership. Using census data, the research shows that there were almost 35,000 more Victorian families with children in rental accommodation in 2011 than there were in 2006. This represents an increase of 2.6 per cent in the rate of families in rental accommodation. Continue reading »

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Jun 5, 2012

ACT delivers reform while States rely on RBA

Australians for Affordable Housing has welcomed the Reserve Bank’s interest rate cut today but warned that without serious housing reform, like that delivered in today’s ACT Budget, households will continue to struggle with high housing costs. Continue reading »

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May 8, 2012

No ‘fair go’ for housing in Budget

Tonight’s budget is full of disappointment for households struggling to get into the housing market and those trying to keep a roof over their heads said Australians for Affordable Housing.

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Oct 11, 2011
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From one tax man to another – how about we fix this thing?

At last week’s Tax Forum, David Koch, once finance reporter, now better known as Sunrise’s Kochie, added his voice to the many speaking out against the tax loopholes that distort the housing market and push up house prices.

What struck me about Kochie’s statement was the example he gave of a TV advertisement which told investors to get into property and ‘let the taxman pay half’.  Hang on. Who’s the tax man? Wayne Swan?  No. We’re all the tax man.

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Oct 3, 2011

Our housing tax system is failing a generation

The Federal Government’s tax summit kicks off in Canberra this week, but a failure to address the tax incentives that drive up house prices will condemn future generations to high housing costs and financial insecurity.

The top issue at the tax summit ought to be the issue of tax deductibility of housing investment losses and the inflationary impacts that tax loopholes have on the housing market.

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