Housing Australia

Housing Australia

QLD
Aug 31
Historically low interest rates, long term economic and population growth and a tax system biasing debt over savings have contributed to housing affordability issues in Australia. The rapid pace of house price growth causes significant social and equity issues and threatens to undermine the resilience of the Australian economy.

Speakers

Dr John Edwards, Visiting Fellow, Lowy Institute and Adjunct Professor, Curtin University
Alan Kirkland, Chief Executive Officer, CHOICE
Riki Polygenis, Head of Australian Economics, NAB

Event overview

The rapid pace of house price growth causes significant social and equity issues and threatens to undermine the resilience of the Australian economy.

CEDA’s third research report for 2017 details the policy and taxation options available to governments for establishing sustainable affordable housing and considers the consequences of change, and of retaining the status-quo.

To inform efforts and address the complex issues surrounding housing CEDA will:

  • Analyse global and domestic home ownership trends and accessibility to finance;
  • Consider housing supply solutions including regulatory levers to alter land availability and usage and change the composition of housing stock;
  • Investigate the drivers of housing demand - population and income growth, tax incentives, offshore demand, and jobs growth in our cities and our regions; and
  • Discuss the provisioning of affordable housing for disadvantaged Australians, and examine the implications for wealth distribution across society and across generations.

Join CEDA’s senior audience to hear leading thinking and discuss the solutions required to house Australians now and into the future. All event attendees receive a copy of CEDA's research report.

Meet the speakers

Dr John Edwards
Visiting Fellow, Lowy Institute and Adjunct Professor, Curtin University

Former RBA Governor Dr John Edwards recently told the ABC the “time is coming to get back to normal” monetary policy, predicting multiple interest rate hikes over 2018 and 2019.  John is a member of the CEDA Advisory Group informing Housing Australia.

Alan Kirkland
Chief Executive Officer, CHOICE

Alan Kirkland has been CEO of CHOICE, Australia’s largest consumer organisation, since 2012. Alan has a background in the justice system, having previously worked as CEO of Legal Aid New South Wales and Executive Director of the Australian Law Reform Commission. Alan has a long-term interest in redressing socio-economic disadvantage, which he has pursued through voluntary roles with organisations including the Australian Council of Social Service and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre. Alan is currently a member of ASIC’s External Advisory Panel and the panel for the Ramsay Review, which is reviewing dispute resolution and complaints handling in the Australian financial system.

Riki Polygenis
Head of Australian Economics, NAB

Riki is responsible for NAB’s economic forecasts, analysis of the Australian economy and leads the specialist team responsible for publishing NAB’s Business Surveys. Before her current position she held senior roles at the Reserve Bank of Australia and ANZ.

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