Brexit and Trump pave the way for more financial market uncertainty.
Many children are living in low-income families that struggle to pay the rent to keep a roof over their heads. Unaffordable housing is fuelling childhood poverty, so where is the policy response?
Beyond debates about the avocado smash generation lies some misnomers on which generation had it better.
For the increasing proportion of people living in private rental accommodation who can expect to be dependent on the age pension, the prospects of financial and housing insecurity are grim.
US GDP data points to a US rate rise in December, and Australia's housing affordability problem won't be helped by current declining building approvals.
The government says its changes to foreign investment will increase housing supply and make it more affordable, but that's relying on narrow and possibly incorrect assumptions about investors.
The community needs affordable housing and that requires meaningful targets for new developments. The only ones who will lose out are landholders who make windfall profits from rezoning.
While some forms of co-living seek to match modern lifestyles and a desire to downsize, other profit-driven models simply exploit a lack of affordable housing alternatives.
Treasurer Scott Morrison this week reignited the discussion about housing affordability in Australia. The question is: will the government be willing to bring forward meaningful reform?
Scott Morrison is a "once bitten, never shy" sort of guy. The Treasurer this week launched into the hot topic of housing affordability.
The government will push states to remove unnecessary residential land use planning regulations that are impeding the supply of housing, Treasurer Scott Morrison will say in a major speech.
By focusing on intergenerational inequalities that will eventually be reversed, we are framing the housing affordability question the wrong way.
Without long-term solutions to the imbalance between incomes and house prices, Gen Ys face a lifetime of renting without the financial and emotional security of home ownership.
A decent national housing policy is not just about the million or so Australians who are in housing need, marginal housing or homeless. In reality, all the housing sectors are connected.
Negative gearing reform is complex and fraught, with a chequered recent history. The key to any future reform will be finding a way to equitably change it without losing its benefit.
The elephant in the room is the difference between those who own and those who rent their homes.
When it's cheaper to buy and rent out and then rent another place, you know something is wrong with negative gearing.
Some common misapprehensions remain about who needs affordable housing and how those needs might be met.
It makes sense for the federal government to grease the wheels of federal-state tax reform.
Young people are not entitled to a life as comfortable as that of their parents, but they are entitled to expect that governments will not hinder them in that pursuit.