Governing Australia's ungovernable housing market

Australians appear to have an insatiable appetite for property, as owner-occupiers and investors. But at the same time, the Great Australian Dream of home ownership is slipping out of reach for many, and affordable rental properties can be difficult to find.

Vice Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, Professor Glyn Davis is joined by economists Dr Judy Yates, from the University of Sydney, and Professor John Freebairn, from the University of Melbourne, to go behind the political debate and talk about the role of governments in housing.

You can read Andrew Trounson’s scene-setter here. Plus, on Election Watch, Daniel Halliday has also written about the 'unfairness of negative gearing'.

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