Issue 10 Mar 2018
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In this issue:
Family home in cities soaring further out of reach
Australia has no affordable housing markets, according to the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2018.
Australia: sleepwalking towards the precipice
The last months of 2017 were dominated by the political uncertainty arising from Federal Parliament’s dual-citizenship fiasco, which threatened the Government’s majority. With this issue still unresolved, and the forced resignation of Barnaby Joyce as National Party leader, it seems that the media’s preoccupation with personalities is set to dominate the national debate in 2018.
Population debate needs development debate
If Australia’s long period of uninterrupted growth were to come to an abrupt end, one crucial immediate question would be whether the country’s political stewards had used their country’s period of good fortune prudently. Read More
We need a development bank and a higher population
If Australia is to be taken seriously in the fastest growing region of the world, it will need to expand its population to around 50 million and requires a development bank to put the infrastructure in place.