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Rachel Ong

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  1. Pathways to housing tax reform

    Author(s): Richard Eccleston; Julia Verdouw; Kathleen Flanagan; Neil Warren; Alan Duncan; Rachel Ong; Stephen Whelan; Kadir Atalay

    Description: This research is the final report of the AHURI Inquiry into ‘Pathways to Housing Tax Reform in Australia’. It features real-world modelling and implementation time frames to steer tax settings that progress the efficiency, equity and sustainability of housing tax policy, and also presents meaningful long-term political pathways to achieve these outcomes.

    Type: research

    Eccleston, R., Verdouw, J., Flanagan, K., Warren, N., Duncan, A., Ong, R., Whelan, S. and Atalay, K. (2018) Pathways to housing tax reform, AHURI Final Report No. 301, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/301

  2. The income tax treatment of housing assets: an assessment of proposed reform arrangements

    Author(s): Alan Duncan; Helen Hodgson; John Minas; Rachel Ong; Richard Seymour

    Description: This research models several politically acceptable pathways to reform negative gearing and CGT so as to reduce impacts on less sophisticated property investors. Two reform models— a rental deduction cap of $5,000 and a progressive rental deduction based on income—could lead to savings of over $1.7 billion each. Both are progressive in nature, reducing tax savings from negative gearing as tax assessable income increases.

    Type: research

    Duncan, A.S., Hodgson, H., Minas, J., Ong-Viforj, R. and Seymour, R. (2018) The income tax treatment of housing assets: an assessment of proposed reform arrangements, AHURI Final Report No. 295, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/295

  3. Australian demographic trends and implications for housing assistance programs

    Author(s): Gavin Wood; Melek Cigdem; Rachel Ong

    Description: The study forecasted future expenditure on housing assistance programs; the additional outlays on ISPs due to asset test concessions to home owners; and the aggregate value of home owner tax subsidies. These three housing subsidy components are estimated to increase from $25 billion in 2011 to $32.8 billion in 2031. This study also presented a secure lease scheme for low-income households who are eligible for public housing but currently live in private rental housing and require long term, stable housing. These households include the elderly, disabled, those suffering from long-term health conditions and families with children.

    Type: research

    Wood, G., Cigdem, M. and Ong, R. (2017) Australian demographic trends and implications for housing assistance programs, AHURI Final Report No. 286, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/286

  4. Inquiry into housing policies, labour force participation and economic growth

    Author(s): Rachel Ong; Gavin Wood; Stephen Whelan; Melek Cigdem; Kadir Atalay; Jago Dodson

    Description: This research Inquiry presented evidence on how housing policies might promote labour force participation and economic growth through four channels—housing supply responsiveness, labour mobility, employment decisions and consumption. It highlights repositioning housing to a more central place within economic policy debates, and suggests a coordinated policy treatment of housing as an economic asset has implications for nation-wide economic growth.

    Type: research

    Ong, R., Wood, G., Whelan, S., Cigdem, M., Atalay, K. and Dodson, J. (2017) Inquiry into housing policies, labour force participation and economic growth, AHURI Final Report No. 285, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/285

  5. Housing supply responsiveness in Australia: distribution, drivers and institutional settings

    Author(s): Rachel Ong; Tony Dalton; Nicole Gurran; Christopher Phelps; Steven Rowley; Gavin Wood

    Description: This study investigated the key drivers of Australian housing supply responsiveness; including price, topographical constraints, climate, existing land uses and planning regulations; and considered policy development options to improve the scale and speed of new housing supply responses. The key drivers of housing supply responsiveness were modelled to determine their relative influence.

    Type: research

    Ong, R., Dalton, T., Gurran, N., Phelps, C., Rowley, S. and Wood, G. (2017) Housing supply responsiveness in Australia: distribution, drivers and institutional settings, AHURI Final Report No. 281, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/281

  6. A new look at the channels from housing to employment decisions

    Author(s): Melek Cigdem; Rachel Ong; Gavin Wood

    Description: This study investigated the role housing assistance (e.g. rent assistance or social housing), housing wealth and home ownership mortgages have on individuals’ incentive to work or on other employment decisions. The study also explored whether intergenerational wealth transfers (as bequests or parental cash transfers), which are typically financed (directly or indirectly) through housing wealth, lower work effort and participation in skills and training programs.

    Type: research

    Cigdem-Bayram, M., Ong, R. and Wood, G. (2017) A new look at the channels from housing to employment decisions, AHURI Final Report No. 275, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/275

  7. Housing, productivity and economic development

    Author(s): Duncan Maclennan; Rachel Ong; Gavin Wood

    Description: The research drew on international evidence assessing connections between housing and productivity and economic growth as well as interviews with economic development and housing practitioners in Victoria and Western Australia.

    Type: Other

    Maclennan, D., Ong, R. and Wood, G. (2016) Housing, productivity and economic development, AHURI Research and Policy Bulletin No. 212, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/research-and-policy-bulletins/212

  8. Subsidised affordable rental housing: lessons from Australia and overseas

    Author(s): Steven Rowley; Amity James; Catherine Gilbert; Nicole Gurran; Rachel Ong; Peter Phibbs; David Rosen; Christine Whitehead

    Description: This research evaluated the effectiveness of the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) in comparison with comparable international programs. The design and funding of a new scheme to deliver the supply of affordable rental housing was recommended.

    Type: research

    Rowley, S., James, A., Gilbert, C., Gurran, N., Ong, R., Phibbs, P., Rosen, D. and Whitehead, C. (2016) Subsidised affordable rental housing: lessons from Australia and overseas, AHURI Final Report No. 267, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/267

  9. Making connections: housing, productivity and economic development

    Author(s): Duncan Maclennan; Rachel Ong; Gavin Wood

    Description: This is a scoping study with the immediate aim of reviewing links between housing and productivity. It uses scans of existing literature, assessments of local strategies for planning, and interviews with key practitioners involved in metropolitan and local economic development strategies.

    Type: research

    Maclennan, D., Ong, R., Wood, G. (2015) Making connections: housing, productivity and economic development, AHURI Final Report No. 251, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/251

  10. Is de-concentrating social housing a useful policy to promote wellbeing?

    Author(s): Sharon Parkinson; Elizabeth Taylor; Melek Cigdem; Rachel Ong

    Description: This Research and Policy Bulletin provides details of the key findings and policy implications from the completed AHURI research project Wellbeing outcomes of low-income renters: a multilevel analysis of area effects.

    Type: Other

    Parkinson, S., Taylor, E., Cigdem, M., Ong, R. (2015) Is de-concentrating social housing a useful policy to promote wellbeing?, AHURI Research and Policy Bulletin No. 197, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/research-and-policy-bulletins/197