Media Releases

We don’t just work quietly at our desks. We’re vocal. Engaging with the media is one of the best ways to get our message about inequality in Australia out there, and we’re not afraid to be opinionated. Browse our media pieces and appearances below.


Media Releases
September 20, 2023

MEDIA RELEASE: Victoria’s Housing Statement – renter rights and higher density a major win, social housing still to be addressed at scale

The Andrews Government has released an ambitious package of housing measures, many in line with recommendations made by Per Capita’s Centre for Equitable Housing.
Media Releases
September 19, 2023

MEDIA RELEASE: 231 new social houses a step in the right direction, but the road to enough social homes is long

Per Capita welcomes the news that the Victoria and Federal Governments have hammered out a deal to build 231 new social housing units in Carlton, replacing 191 social dwellings that were no longer fit for habitation.
Media Releases
August 31, 2023

MEDIA RELEASE: Light As Air: Regulating Short Term Rentals in Australia

Landlords in key regional tourist areas can make more from just 25 nights on Airbnb than a full year’s income from residential rent, putting real pressure on the availability of long-term rentals for residents.
Media Releases
May 30, 2023

Per Capita launches The Australian Inequality Index

The Australian Inequality Index is a ground-breaking new policy tool that provides a multidimensional measure of inequality across a range of economic, social and demographic indicators.
Media Releases
January 19, 2023

Victorian Labor called out over lack of cultural diversity

Senior Labor members including a former president of the Victorian branch have attacked the party’s “chequered history with exploiting ethnic communities” and urged it to start laying the groundwork to increase cultural diversity in its parliamentary ranks.
Our Media
July 30, 2020

Media Release: Per Capita and LEAN join forces to fight climate change through job creation

Public policy think tank Per Capita has entered into a partnership with the Labor Environment Action Network (LEAN) to work on applied policy development that will support Australian communities to achieve full employment in a low-carbon economy. The focus for the joint research will be policies to facilitate ‘mission based innovation’ that builds strong regional ... Read more