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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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.
Our Media
December 13, 2023

Technology policy in Australia: A 2023 report card

Laws are only as good as the ability to enforce them, and in 2023 technology policy was accompanied by concerns with our regulators and their various roles and abilities to hold tech giants to account.
Our Media
December 12, 2023

Renters let down by partisan politics

The report’s main sections focus on boosting the stock of social and affordable rental housing, immediate financial relief for renters, improving rental conditions and strengthening tenants’ rights.
Our Media
December 12, 2023

The WestConnex debacle is a metaphor for 2023’s rolling political disasters, which have left voters seething

Sydney’s WestConnex debacle is a morality tale of the corporate capture of our ship of state, a spaghetti car-bonara cooked up by the sale of public energy assets, the proceeds “recycled” to fund this implausible portal into the ever-growing network of privatised motorways.
Our Media
December 9, 2023

‘Good story’ for workers but will Labor’s fair go agenda pay off?

Labour hire workers will now need to be paid at least as much as direct employees when doing the same work.