Policy Briefing Note
Write a briefing note outlining an explanation of the issue, current government responses, potential policy options, and recommended actions. Include references to reputable sources. Sources might
include a mix of previous reports to government, background data, and independent Australian or international research.
How should the Federal Government address Australia’s housing affordability problems? The Federal Government affects housing demand and supply in many ways – from taxation policy through to funding
for social housing construction. Briefly explain the ways in which the Federal Government currently intervenes in the housing system, and identify potential strategies which the Commonwealth could
introduce to improve affordability for key groups (such as first home buyers).