Built & Natural Environments

1 September 2014

Examines the impact of housing and labour market factors, demographics and service availability on rates of homelessness across Australia over the past decade.

1 September 2014

This is the final report of the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program, which found that the program was poorly planned and poorly implemented.

1 September 2014

The Victorian Coalition Government's systematic campaign against renewable energy has cost Victoria investment, employment and revenue according to this report.

29 August 2014

The trend for the number of new dwellings consented is at its highest level since August 2007, according to this report.

28 August 2014

Provides information to businesses on the carbon tax price reduction obligation and explain the consequences of a failure to comply with the carbon tax price reduction obligation.

28 August 2014

Bill Laurence highlights the impacts of rapid road expansion on native ecosystems and wildlife, and discusses a paper he published today in Nature called A global strategy for road building, an innovative zoning scheme to define where on Earth future roads should and should not go.

27 August 2014

The major forms of marginal rental housing vary in quality, security and availability of services and can be categorised into a typology useful for policy-makers.

26 August 2014

Australia is facing an “investment gap” in agricultural research and development, according this paper, which argues that current levels of investment are insufficient to address the challenges faced by the agricultural sector.

22 August 2014

The mining boom boosted real per capita household disposable income by 13 per cent by 2013, according to this paper.

21 August 2014

More Australian home owners are using housing equity withdrawal to unlock financial resources to fund living expenses, especially in retirement. This paper argues that policy is needed to address potential adverse consequences of these strategies.