Housing affordability is a major political priority for both state governments and the Australian government. Treasurer Scott Morrison has announced an affordable housing taskforce, the New South Wales Government has announced a cross-government working group ‘to explore all options’ and the Victorian Government has announced policy changes including stamp duty changes and options for shared equity.
Concerns over housing affordability and home ownership are not new. Over the last fifteen years, there have been many inquiries and reports that have examined housing affordability, home ownership and related issues. The table below sets out some of the major inquiries and reports at the Commonwealth level.
Table 1: Inquiries and reports at the Commonwealth level..(continues)
SOURCE: Tarek Dale, “Housing affordability and home ownership: previous inquiries and reports”, Flag Post, Australian Parliamentary Library, 19 March 20-17
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