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Housing policy built on dodgy foundations

Government hasn’t got a clue about the economics of renting

7 October 2023

9:00 AM

7 October 2023

9:00 AM

It is an unfortunate reality that modern Australian government has become an enterprise in search of instant political self-gratification; in delivering reams of announcements and volumes of spending while producing very little in the way of sustainable positive outcomes.

The bleak state of housing, where too many Australians are experiencing a genuine rental and accommodation crisis, is borne not of a lack of government action, but rather consistently wrong action and of decades of bad policy across all tiers of government.

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