Media

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.

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April 9, 2024

Housing in Australia is a bin fire – and desperate people will buy anything – Peter Lewis

Housing in Australia is a bin fire stoked by shysters pumping up their assets for short-term advantage to the detriment of those they claim to serve. And that’s just the policy auction.
Our Media
March 26, 2024

Disinformation continues to infect Australia’s body politic. It’s time to anchor our discourse in shared reality – Peter Lewis

This growing chasm in civic engagement between those who hyper-engage with bad information and those who withdraw altogether is part of a bigger story about where our efforts to seek refuge from the noise are taking us.
Our Media
March 9, 2024

Greens’ housing plan is a joke – Emma Dawson

So when, on Wednesday, the Greens announced their first election policy would be the creation of a ‘‘public developer'' under the control of a dedicated federal department to build hundreds of thousands of new homes across the country, I was optimistic that some of the evidence they had considered through the inquiry process had made its way into a meaningful policy.
Our Media
March 8, 2024

Australian women are chalking up some wins in the workplace – yet our male leaders remain out of touch Emma Dawson

Do the men running most businesses even understand the contribution women make to the economy?
Our Media
February 21, 2024

846 applications for one room: Demand for share houses is skyrocketing – SBS

"As immigration has returned, and that rental vacancy crunch has really hit, we're seeing more people having to share houses in order to bring their rental costs down, and also more homeowners having to rent out a spare room in order to make their mortgage payments."
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.
Our Media
January 16, 2024

Renters know they are the losers in Australia’s housing system – and as their anger rises, so will their protest vote

The lack of affordable housing, along with decades of inaction on climate change and the collapse of wages and job security since the global financial crisis, is the big driver of millennial and gen Z voters staying left of centre as they age. After all, there’s no incentive to become conservative if you’ve nothing much to conserve.
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.
Our Media
January 10, 2024

The stage-three tax cuts are politics over policy – and no way to save our struggling economy – Emma Dawson

You’d be hard-pressed to find an economist who thinks the tax cuts as designed by Morrison should go ahead in their entirety, and the most recent annual Per Capita tax survey shows that only 13.2% of Australian voters think stage three should remain as is.