Changing gears

Team Name: 
Changing gears


Negative gearing is a controversial issue.

The government has stated the economic benefits from negative gearing are necessary for economic growth. The opposition have argued that negative gearing only benefits the wealthy. The Greens, on the other hand, have stated that negative gearing should be scrapped altogether to improve housing affordability and Australia’s budget position.

The problem

Negative gearing has sadly become a convoluted abstraction for the average Australian. The discussion is distorted by electoral ephemera and entrenched political biases. Three questions remain. What does negative gearing in Australia look like? Will Australia’s demographic influence the rate of negative gearing? Where do I sit in the picture?

The solution

Changing Gears are taking newly released ATO data and presenting the information in a way that answers burning questions and debunks myths for the average person.  Our solution also aims to help the individual understand where they sit in the big picture. 




Hans Rosling Shows the Best Stats You've Ever Seen

Used for audience clapping footage.

All other research contained in Github.

Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
Taxation statistics - Individual sample files 2013-14
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Taxation Office
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
We used it to determine insights about negative gearing and prepare visualisations for display and presentation.
Event Location: 
Melbourne Mapspace