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'Housing Addicts? How the ‘Australian Dream’ turned into a national nightmare'

  • Trades Hall Atrium 383 Sussex Street Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)

With housing affordability looming as one of the political hot topics of 2017, Misha Zelinsky’s Housing Addicts? provides a timely critique of the Australian housing market.
In this lively and thoughtful John Curtin Research Centre essay, Zelinsky argues that the present housing market reflects a dangerous public policy failure where a worthwhile national aspiration – the so-called ‘Australian dream’ of owning your own home – has combined with generous tax concessions, poor government planning and a lack of investment imagination to pose a serious threat to our ‘fair go’ economy and society.
Housing Addicts? is an impassioned case for saving the Australian dream from the national nightmare it has increasingly become.

The John Curtin Research Centre is delighted to announce our official Sydney launch at which we will release of our first policy essay, Housing Addicts? How the ‘Australian Dream’ turned into a national nightmare, written by Misha Zelinsky (Assistant National Secretary, Australian Workers Union) to be launched by our special guest, federal Labor Shadow Treasurer the Hon. Chris Bowen MP.