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
January 24, 2024

Changing stage three tax cuts is an election promise worth breaking, policy expert says – Shannon Malloy

Anthony Albanese is set to water down stage three tax cuts for higher income earners, representing a major broken promise – but it’s worth it in the long run, one expert says.
Media Releases
January 16, 2024

MEDIA RELEASE: Government Spending on Housing

Per Capita calls on the federal government to coordinate housing policy and expenditure through a core economic portfolio of government, and to publish detailed portfolio budget statements, as is done for other key areas of social policy such as health and education.
Media Releases
December 1, 2023

Workforce Australia Inquiry recommends putting humans back in charge of employment services

The Inquiry into Workforce Australia has recommended a significant redesign of employment services to put the public service back in charge of the system, echoing Per Capita’s submission.
Media Releases
November 29, 2023

MEDIA RELEASE: Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the rental and housing affordability crisis backs Per Capita’s call for a National Housing Policy

The Committee of Inquiry into the Rental and Housing Affordability Crisis in Victoria yesterday published its final report, with its major recommendation mirroring Per Capita’s lead recommendation to the Committee.
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.