Reconstructing Australia’s economy from the wreckage left by the Coalition – Weekly Roundup

Aug 19, 2023
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Will the housing finance market come back to earth?

Beyond rent controls: can we have a market where tenants are treated with respect?; Reconstructing Australia’s economy from the wreckage left by the Coalition; and, Vale Mary-Louise McLaws, a voice of reason when reason was in short supply. Read on for the Weekly Roundup of links to articles, reports, podcasts and other media on current political and economic issues in public policy.

Housing

The National Housing and Homelessness Plan – it’s going to take a huge effort in policy coordination. Think beyond rent controls: can we have a market where tenants are treated with respect? A modest model of affordable build-to-rent. Are the worst of our housing problems behind us?

Other economics

Reconstructing Australia’s economy from the wreckage left by the Coalition. Picking a number for the unemployment rate. Remembering times past when auditors did audits. The economic stupidity of toll roads.

Health

Is Labor about to implement a Coalition plan to bludgeon you to buy private health insurance, whether you want it or not. More evidence that poverty contributes to poor health. Vale Mary-Louise McLaws, a voice of reason when reason was in short supply.

Politics

Dutton’s gamble with the remnants of the parliamentary Liberal Party. A political conservative on the Voice. Secularisation and liberalism mapped. How populist authoritarians exploit incumbency.

Public ideas

Once again – what’s so good about an independent reserve bank?

Sounds of Australia

Links to sources of webinars, podcasts and readings

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