Australian house prices will fall if negative gearing goes, study says

Melbourne University modelling, presented to Reserve Bank, shows home ownership rates could rise to 72.2% if the policy is ditched

Three-quarters of Australian households will be better off if negative gearing is abolished, a study presented to the Reserve Bank of Australia shows.

Close to 75% of households could own their own homes if the policy was axed, and house prices would soften by 1.2% while rents would rise “only marginally”, it said.

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