Politics in the Pub: The Great Housing Hijack

Thu, Mar 21, 2024 6:30pm AEDT Verity Lane Market

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Join Cameron Murray, author of new book The Great Housing Hijack, at Politics in the Pub.

The hoaxes and myths keeping prices high for renters and buyers in Australia

The Great Housing Hijack reveals how vested interests pull the strings on the property market in Australia, and offers a solution for genuinely affordable housing for those who need it.
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.

'If you're not sure you believe the official story of why house prices and rents are so high, read this.' - Ross Gittins

'Cameron Murray unpicks Australia's housing market stitch by stitch and reveals the myths, falsehoods and vested interests that underpin the housing debate.' - Greg Jericho


  • Cam Murray - economist and author of 'The Great Housing Hijack' and 'Rigged'
  • Greg Jericho - Chief Economist at the Australia Institute and Centre for Future Work.

Verity Lane Market is open for drinks and dinner from 5pm. Please come early to enjoy delicious foods from authentic and diverse vendors, as well as a finely curated list of wines, beers, and cocktails.



Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm AEDT


Verity Lane Market
50 Northbourne Ave
Canberra , ACT 2601
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