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The Housing Crisis with Alan Kohler

How did property come to determine the Lucky Country’s wealth?

Alan Kohler (photo credit Phoebe Wynne)
Saturday 25 May 2024
5-6pm
Event Code: 116
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Australia, a land of sweeping plains, has one of the lowest population densities on the planet. So, how did we end up with a housing shortage?

Veteran finance journalist Alan Kohler’s new Quarterly Essay, The Great Divide: Australia’s Housing Crisis and How to Fix It, investigates where things went wrong at the start of the 21st century with escalating property prices leading to a rental crisis, a dearth of public housing and a mortgage crunch.

Unpack the high price of housing with one of Australia’s most trusted voices in finance news, in conversation with economist and author Richard Holden.
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