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Walkley Media Talk: Boomers, bubbles, China, and the Australian home ownership dream

Past Event

Thursday, 15 September 2016 - 5:30pm to 7pm

This special event looks at the media discourse on housing affordability in Australia, our attitudes to foreign investment and the idea that we need to own our own home.

Join us as we bring together leading economists, business and journalists to talk facts, figures and preconceptions about what is really happening in the housing market.

Meet the speakers:


head shot of Dr Dallas Rogers
Dr Dallas Rogers is a research member of the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. His research investigates foreign real estate investment throughout Australasia, housing affordability and urban poverty. He has published widely on the relationships between housing poverty and wealth in global cities, including work focusing on the media’s treatment of Chinese real estate investment. His most recent book, The Geopolitics of Real Estate: Reconfiguring Property, Capital and Rights provides a historical analysis of foreign real estate investment in the context of the rise of China.



head shot of Su-Lin Tan
Su-Lin Tan is based in the Australian Financial Review Sydney newsroom and writes on real estate, Asia and Asian business, emerging markets and foreign capital. She is also a qualified Chartered Accountant and prior to the AFR worked in funds management and investment banking in Melbourne, Sydney and London. She grew up in Malaysia, Singapore and Melbourne and speaks four languages.




Ricardo Goncalves head shot
Ricardo Goncalves is the host of Small Business Secrets on SBS, SBS’s Finance Editor and a regular SBS World News presenter. He joined SBS early 2010 after eight years as a business and finance reporter and presenter with Sky News Business, where he anchored programs like Trading Day, Rates Reaction, In Business, IT and the popular Market Moves. He has also worked as a general news reporter for Nine News Melbourne, and produced for Seven News Sydney, starting work in metropolitan media producing for financial journalist David Koch.


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