Overcome NIMBYs and build where people want to live: The tough, but necessary housing solutions

April 26, 2023

Executive director of progressive think tank Per Capita Emma Dawson says, apart from a huge increase in social housing, there needs to be a change to the tax system and the capital gains treatment of property.

“We’ve ended up with a situation where young families can’t afford to put a roof over their heads, older people can’t afford to downsize into their community, and we’ve got a banking system overly dependent on mortgages,” she says.

“It’s bad for the broader economy, and we’re creating this division between generations while increasing inequity.”

Shane Wright, Rachel Clun and Craig Butt, SMH/The Age, WA Today and Brisbane Times, 26/4/23