Policy Bites: Housing affordability

John Hewson takes a look at the major parties’ home loan promises

John Hewson

Economics and finance, Government and governance, Social policy, Arts, culture & society | Australia

16 May 2019

In this Australia Votes 2019 Policy Bite, Crawford’s Dr John Hewson looks at the possible impacts of the Coalition’s first homebuyers scheme, and whether it will make housing more affordable, or whether it will drag more young Australians into debt.

Dr John Hewson is an economic and financial expert with experience in academia, business, government, media, and the financial system. He has worked as an economist for the Australian Treasury, the Reserve Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and as an advisor to two successive Federal Treasurers and the Prime Minister. In 2014, Dr Hewson joined the Australian National University as Professor at the Crawford School, and Chair of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute.

This podcast is part of Policy Forum’s Australian Election coverage, and published in partnership with The Australian National University.

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