A housing policy lesson from New Zealand

New Zealand’s recently-introduced restrictions on residential mortgage lending have quickly cooled its overheated property market. It’s a valuable lesson Australian policymakers should take on board.

Australia and New Zealand share a lot in common and throughout history Australia has learned much from its little neighbour across the Tasman Sea. From voting rights to same-sex marriage, the Kiwis have often paved the way for their bigger and more conservative mate.

New Zealand is once again leading the way; this time with regards to housing policy and it is lesson that Australian policymakers should take on board.


SMS Code Sent…

Hi {{ user.FirstName }}

Looks like you've already taken a free trial

Please enter your payment details

We have sent you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

please enter this code below to activate your membership

If you didn't receive SMS code please

Looks you are already a member. Please enter your password to proceed

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device

Verify your mobile number to unlock a FREE trial

Please sign up for full access

Updating information

Please wait ...

  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Related Articles