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Negative gearing will not help “ordinary” Australians Negative gearing will not help “ordinary” Australians

Date added: 07/23/2015
Date modified: 07/23/2015
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The Property Council of Australia (PCA) and the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) recently commissioned a report “Australian Housing Investment: Analysis of negative gearing and CGT discount for residential property”.  A PCA article cites the report to argue that negative gearing and capital gains tax discounts (CGT) for property investors are good for the country, countering recent criticism of these measures contributing to house price inflation.  PCA also advocates for the same measure as the correct approach to investment and savings tax treatments and points to a number of “myths” about negative gearing and CGT.  In this article, National Shelter challenges the PCA statements, encouraging readers to look at the bigger picture.

Recent public criticisms of negative gearing and CGT include claims that both measures are:

 

  • Too generous for high income earners;
  • Contributing to house price inflation by fueling demand without a commensurate supply strategy;
  • Not the most productive application of housing investment; and
  • Not adding to new builds because most investors purchase existing rather than new housing.

Financial impact of asset transfers from state/territory governments to community housing organisations Financial impact of asset transfers from state/territory governments to community housing organisations

Date added: 10/14/2014
Date modified: 10/14/2014
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This report was written for National Shelter by Sphere consulting.  It explores the appetite and issues relating to stock transfer iaround the country.  It also provides a model showing the minimum level of asset transfer neded to optimise the leverage ofrom such transfers.

National Affordable Housing Agreement project report National Affordable Housing Agreement project report

Date added: 10/14/2014
Date modified: 10/14/2014
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This report is the result of a series of consultations held by National Shelter around the country on the strengths and weaknesses of the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA).  It contains a series of recommendations to strengthen the agreement.

Budget 2014 media release Budget 2014 media release

Date added: 05/14/2014
Date modified: 05/14/2014
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National Shelter condemns the abandonment of affordable housing in the 2014 Federal Budget

Meeting housing challenges (summary) Meeting housing challenges (summary)

Date added: 10/19/2012
Date modified: 10/19/2012
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October 2012

Australia faces four key housing challenges in 2012:

  • making housing more affordable
  • reforming the private rental market
  • combatting homelessness, and
  • revitalising social housing.

These critical issues are addressed in our new policy platform, 'Meeting housing challenges'. A draft long version is also available.

Towards an improved National Affordable Housing Agreement Towards an improved National Affordable Housing Agreement

Date added: 08/22/2012
Date modified: 09/21/2012
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22 August 2012

Treasury is currently undertaking a five-year review of the National Affordable Housing Agreement — the agreement by the Council of Australian Governments governing housing assistance and homelessness funding that commenced in 2009. In order to prepare input for the Treasury review process, the National Affordable Housing Summit convened a roundtable meeting on August 22 to discuss priorities for a revised agreement, which was organised by our chairperson. This background paper prepared by consultant, Rebecca Richardson, for the roundtable outlines key proposals for enhancing the agreement, such as the inclusion of growth funds to deliver additional housing that is affordable to people on low incomes.

Meeting housing challenges (draft long version) Meeting housing challenges (draft long version)

Date added: 03/01/2012
Date modified: 05/08/2012
Filesize: 236.75 kB
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March 2012

Australia faces four key housing challenges in 2012:

  • making housing more affordable
  • reforming the private rental market
  • combatting homelessness, and
  • revitalising social housing.

These critical issues are addressed in our new policy platform, 'Meeting housing challenges', which will be finalised in 2012. This is a draft of the long version of the policy platform, and a draft summary version is also available.

Towards NAHA Mark II: the next National Affordable Housing Agreement Towards NAHA Mark II: the next National Affordable Housing Agreement

Date added: 07/01/2011
Date modified: 05/08/2012
Filesize: 786.55 kB
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July 2011

Between March and June 2011, National Shelter held a series of round table discussions on the development of the next National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA), the Council of Australian Governments agreement which covers funding for affordable housing and homelessness programs. 'Towards NAHA Mark II: National Shelter dialogue ahead of the next National Affordable Housing Agreement and associated National Partnership Agreements' is the report that emerged from this consultation process.


Australia’s future tax system: balancing our taxes to remove distortions in our housing system Australia’s future tax system: balancing our taxes to remove distortions in our housing system

Date added: 06/01/2011
Date modified: 05/08/2012
Filesize: 395.38 kB
Downloads: 3954

June 2011

The Henry tax review, Australia’s Future Tax System Review, recommends fundamental shifts in the way land and renting and owning housing are treated by the taxation and social security systems. National Shelter prepared a report on housing issues in the Henry review in December 2010, and we developed our own response to this review in June 2011 following discussions with some of Australia’s foremost experts on taxation and housing. 

Issues from the Henry report on Australia’s future tax system for housing policy Issues from the Henry report on Australia’s future tax system for housing policy

Date added: 12/01/2010
Date modified: 05/08/2012
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December 2010

The Henry tax review, Australia’s Future Tax System Review, recommends fundamental shifts in the way land and renting and owning housing are treated by the taxation and social security systems. National Shelter prepared this report on the housing issues in the Henry review in December 2010. 

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