More Reading – Useful Links

Published below are links to studies and reports into the pros and cons of retaining negative gearing on investment properties and the capital gains discount available to investors when they sell these properties.

In the interests of balance, we have provided links to material which both supports the retention of these benefits and which advocates their abolition.

We strongly urge Australians wishing to make an informed choice to consider both sides of the debate, but reiterate that in our view, based on available modelling, consideration of independent research into this issue and the experience in Australia from the 1980s, that ending negative gearing would be an unmitigated disaster.

Australia’s most respected research house SQM Research has put together the only independent modelling of Labor’s proposed changes to negative gearing and how it will affect the market Labor’s Negative Gearing Policy – A Market Viewpoint, 22 June 2016.

ACIL Allen Consulting report to the Property Council of Australia and the Real Estate Institute of Australia Australian Housing Investment: Analysis of Negative Gearing and CGT Discount for Residential Property, 12 June 2015.

Australian National University research note (PDF) Distributional Modelling of Proposed Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax Reform ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods, February 2016.

Grattan Institute report (PDF) Hot Property: Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax Reform, April 2016.

McKell Institute report (PDF) Switching Gears: Reforming Negative Gearing to Solve our Housing Affordability Crisis, June 2015.

In preparing this site, we have also considered a report prepared by BIS Shrapnel: Economic Impact of Limiting the Tax Deductibility of Negatively Geared Residential Investment Properties, March 2016.


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Copyright © Real Estate Institute of Australia 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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