• Homes for heroes

    Keirin Joyce     |      June 12, 2024

    The Australian Defence Force needs bold, creative initiatives to attract and keep enough personnel to reach expansion targets, and making it easier for young service people to buy their own home could offer a major attraction.

  • Planning for regional housing

    Ben Knight     |      June 15, 2023

    Successive governments have encouraged mass immigration to artificially bouy economic growth in the absence of real productivity rises, but this has created housing shortages and resulting price rises in Australia’s urban centres, increasing the need for better planning for housing in regional areas.

  • Renting your way to your first home

    Hal Pawson     |      June 9, 2023

    Fewer young people have the means to buy their first home, but is there a way to shortcut a failing system through extending ‘rent to buy’ approaches?

  • Helping young people buy a home

    Rachel Ong ViforJ     |      June 1, 2023

    Generous tax concessions to property owners will continue to push house prices out of reach of younger generations unless structural tax reform, such as winding back capital gains tax concessions on property assets, is implemented.

  • The housing crisis requires more than more homes

    Nicole Gurran     |      May 30, 2023

    Removing regulatory barriers to new and diverse housing production may be part of the solution in cities where supply constraints persist, but additional strategies will be required to fix the shortage of affordable homes.

  • NSW’s housing crisis

    Hal Pawson     |      March 18, 2023

    A rapidly increasing population and soaring interest rates and rents have created a growing housing crisis which the new NSW government will have to deal with, whatever side of politics takes power.

  • Higher living costs could increase homelessness

    Ben Knight     |      August 28, 2022

    While we wait for a national housing plan, inflation and higher rents threaten to squeeze more households out of their homes and onto the streets.

  • Optimising social housing conditions

    Open Forum     |      August 20, 2022

    New social and public housing research offers insight into the situations many Victorians found themselves in during the pandemic.

  • The high rise life

    Nadia Razzhigaeva     |      July 26, 2022

    Nobody likes living in small, noisy, cramped apartments, particularly parents with children, but the rising costs and increasing density of Australia’s cities is leaving people with no choice.

  • Melbourne dweller’s “Russian” winter

    Chris Jensen     |      June 29, 2021

    Australia’s housing just isn’t good enough when it comes to dealing with winter temperatures – we need to take lessons from the Northern Hemisphere.

  • A home of one’s own stays out of reach for many

    Sam Tsiaplias     |      February 3, 2021

    Despite rising numbers of new home loans amid the COVID-19 economic recovery, the outlook for housing affordability remains bleak and more of us will be renting long term.

  • Housing locational disadvantages in Sydney

    Khandakar Al Farid Uddin     |      January 12, 2021

    Plans to concentrate new housing in Western Sydney should be revised to ensure adequate additional infrastructure is provided and more diverse and equitable solutions are explored.