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New Political Party – Australian Homeowners Party

By AHP - 1 June 2012 45

A new political party has been created called the Australian Homeowners Party (the AHP).

Details will follow shortly.

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New Political Party – Australian Homeowners Party
Postalgeek 2:16 pm 01 Jun 12

pierce said :

Colloquially known as the Home-os?

Home-os it is. Well done, sir.

chewy14 2:11 pm 01 Jun 12

hmmmm,

so to increase their potential party membership they’ll have to offer policies that would directly harm their members financial positions?

Dilandach 2:00 pm 01 Jun 12

pajs said :

I’m tempted to join and see if I can get their party-platform to be explictly opposed to negative gearing.

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if thousands of real estate investors suddenly cried out in terror….

pajs 1:55 pm 01 Jun 12

I’m tempted to join and see if I can get their party-platform to be explictly opposed to negative gearing.

Holden Caulfield 1:54 pm 01 Jun 12

Beau Locks said :

Did they workshop the apostrophe? Is it by or for homeowners? Either way, there are many questions.

I trust that this most vexing question will be answered when ‘details follow shortly’.

Furthermore, will this outfit represent only homeowners, homeowners and people whose bank owns their house, or aspiring homeowners? What about renters? Renters aspiring to own? Renters unable to own because they can’t save a deposit because they’re being gouged by greedy landlords? The same greedy landlords this party will represent? Will the party have a vested interest in maintaining Australia’s status as having the most overpriced housing market in the world, or will it try to make homeownership more attainable?

(Hint: you can’t do both. And before anyone says anything about land release or government charges etc this shit doesn’t make any real difference: there are so many structural issues at play involving our tax and transfer system across levels of government that you’re just pissing in the wind if you think that’ll solve the affordability impasse. And anything that will make housing significantly more affordable for first home buyers that has an immediate effect will reduce the value of existing homes, e.g. if the government just gave away land for free. So, will this new party represent people who are privileged, and work to maintain existing systems that lock other people out of being able to buy or rent a home at a vaguely affordable price, or will it seek to change the structures that gank young people and those on moderate incomes, at the expense of existing homeowners?) Cloudy the future is.

Poor bubbah.

Duffbowl 1:44 pm 01 Jun 12

Australian Homeowners Party… hmmm…

They shouldn’t represent landlords, because they own houses, not homes. My interpretation may differ from yours.

Jim Jones 1:38 pm 01 Jun 12

But I have a home and a car … so do I vote for the home-os or for the Australian Motorists Party?

poetix 1:27 pm 01 Jun 12

My breath is like, um, totally bated.

DrKoresh 1:24 pm 01 Jun 12

pierce said :

Colloquially known as the Home-os?

Holy crap, that’s too damn funny, I almost lost my s***! 😀

But seriously? Why? Homeowners sounds a little bit too general to me, plus it kinda sounds like a party created to exclude lower-income voters. So is this a party for the moderately wealthy or just people who make homeownership a cornerstone of their identity?

EvanJames 12:11 pm 01 Jun 12

I suspect Beau Locks’ final para is it: it’s to pressure the various governments to do things that favour home owners, and don’t change the current favourable tax treatment of home ownership.

Those of us locked out of home ownership get to watch on the sidelines. You’d dismiss them as interest group crackpots, but look at what the Hunters and Shooters have managed to do in NSW.

arescarti42 11:37 am 01 Jun 12

Oooh, this could be dangerous.

nice_enough 9:09 am 01 Jun 12

Derp.

Erg0 9:06 am 01 Jun 12

…because homeowners are so poorly treated by the current major parties?

Beau Locks 9:02 am 01 Jun 12

Did they workshop the apostrophe? Is it by or for homeowners? Either way, there are many questions.

I trust that this most vexing question will be answered when ‘details follow shortly’.

Furthermore, will this outfit represent only homeowners, homeowners and people whose bank owns their house, or aspiring homeowners? What about renters? Renters aspiring to own? Renters unable to own because they can’t save a deposit because they’re being gouged by greedy landlords? The same greedy landlords this party will represent? Will the party have a vested interest in maintaining Australia’s status as having the most overpriced housing market in the world, or will it try to make homeownership more attainable?

(Hint: you can’t do both. And before anyone says anything about land release or government charges etc this shit doesn’t make any real difference: there are so many structural issues at play involving our tax and transfer system across levels of government that you’re just pissing in the wind if you think that’ll solve the affordability impasse. And anything that will make housing significantly more affordable for first home buyers that has an immediate effect will reduce the value of existing homes, e.g. if the government just gave away land for free. So, will this new party represent people who are privileged, and work to maintain existing systems that lock other people out of being able to buy or rent a home at a vaguely affordable price, or will it seek to change the structures that gank young people and those on moderate incomes, at the expense of existing homeowners?) Cloudy the future is.

pierce 8:46 am 01 Jun 12

Colloquially known as the Home-os?

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