Australia’s Great Housing Hijack


Author of the renowned “Game of Mates”, Dr Cameron Murray, has published a new book entitled “The Great Housing Hijack”, which explains how vested interests pull the strings on the property market in Australia.

He also offers solutions to Australia’s housing policy quagmire.

Below is the blurb for the book:

Everyone claims to want affordable housing, but no one wants cheap housing.

While Australians on regular incomes dream of lower rents and prices, the housing policy debate has been hijacked, sailing further away from workable solutions.

Leading economics commentator Cameron Murray reveals how property insiders shape the housing market and its policy settings. He explains what property developers really mean when they call for more supply in order to provide affordable housing. He shows why landlords and the real estate industry resist rent controls and why the tax and first home buyer policies of the main political parties achieve little for first home buyers.

The hoaxes created by the Housing Cheer Squad hide the brutal truth: for every winner in the property market, there is a loser.

For anyone who wants to truly understand the housing market in Australia, The Great Housing Hijack is essential reading.

Drawing on the best housing policies around the world, Murray shows how Australia could create a genuinely affordable housing program without compromising the interests of existing property owners.

I have not yet read the book but look forward to doing so. Judging by Cameron’s previous work, it will be compelling reading.

For those interested in buying The Great Housing Hijack, it can be purchased from the following sites:

The Great housing hijack
About the author
Leith van Onselen is Chief Economist at the MB Fund and MB Super. He is also a co-founder of MacroBusiness. Leith has previously worked at the Australian Treasury, Victorian Treasury and Goldman Sachs.