Axing negative gearing would lift home ownership to as much as 72.2 per cent of households, cut home prices by just 1.2 per cent and lift rents "only marginally", a study shown to the Reserve Bank of Australia has found.
Articles from Peter Martin
Worried the electricity system won't keep up over summer? Worry about coal. Seriously.
One of the four giant units at Victoria's ageing Loy Yang A power station broke down on Tuesday night at 11.05, taking out 230 megawatts, and then at 1.10 on Wednesday morning after being partially restarted, taking out what by then was 161 megawatts.
It's the easiest to find a job since the mining boom.
The latest count from the Bureau of Statistics shows there were a record 216,000 job vacancies in November and 661,400 Australians out of work, the lowest total since 2012.
The ratio of 3.1 means there were roughly three job seekers for each vacant job, a step up from November 2016 when there were 3.7.
Malcolm Turnbull knew or ought to have known that the claims he made about Labor's housing policy during the election were likely to be wrong.
The Treasury pointed it out in the lead-up to the campaign.
Ramping up his rhetoric in order to win the election, Turnbull said Labor's plan would "devalue every home, every property, in Australia".
It would "smash up home values", "pull the rug out from under the property sector".
Who'd can Christmas?
A few years back the Australia Institute produced research suggesting that as many as 6 million of us get gifts we don't want and sometimes give away.
Worse still, the gift givers know it. One in four said they knew that at least some of their gifts would end up wasted.
Scott Morrison wants you believe the budget's strong enough to fund tax cuts.
It isn't, and the update makes that clear.
As it is required to do, it spells out the stated aim of the budget - what the Coalition has pledged to achieve since its election - on page 31.
The Bureau of Statistics has produced some shockers – wildly inaccurate employment statistics it has had to disown. But not this time.
An apparent employment surge in one month might be a statistical fluke, the result of a dodgy sample or flawed bad seasonal adjustment. But not a near-record surge that goes on for month after month, 14 of them in a row.
An entire year without a pay rise? Prepare for another one, next year.
Wage rises used to be an annual phenomenon. The Bureau of Statistics says on average we got one every year. But since 2012 the length of time between them has almost doubled. The average has become once every 1.75 years. For every person that gets a wage rise more often than that, there will be someone who gets one less often.
Catholic and independent private schools are set to get more than 100 per cent of their needs from governments under the Turnbull government's new 'Gonski 2.0' plan, official documents released under freedom of information show.