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Mike Berry

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RMIT University

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Research report

21 Sep 2016

This report examined the notion of an efficient housing market and identified key indicators of housing system efficiency, responsiveness, and risk. It examined implications of particular housing supply settings and outcomes to understand economic productivity and participation at regional and...

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Audio interview

09 Apr 2015

John Kenneth Galbraith agreed with the Keynesian view that one day society would be in a financial position where we could work fewer hours, devote more time to leisure and where inequality would diminish. That was a view from the 1950s when he wrote his influential work "The Affluent Society."...

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Research report

07 Apr 2014

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: As home ownership rates decline across all age cohorts, the suboptimal quantity, allocation, and security of housing opportunities in the rental market has received increasing policy attention. To date, fiscal strategies for attracting investment towards...

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18 Nov 2010

 

This project aims to explore how the asset poor status of older Australians helps to determine their demand for housing assistance, the coping strategies used by the asset poor as they strive to secure satisfactory housing outcomes and the importance of these outcomes to ontological...

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Discussion paper

27 Aug 2010

 

This Positioning Paper is the first output of a project that explores the housing options and actual housing circumstances of asset-poor older Australians. The overall aim of the project is to provide evidence to Australian policy makers confronted with the issue of asset-poor older...

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22 Jul 2010

Mortgage default has long term impacts on the financial wellbeing of households including bankruptcy, drawing on superannuation savings, and high levels of debt even after the sale of the house.

Better access by borrowers to financial advice and mortgage relief assistance, as...

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Research report

29 Mar 2010

This is the second and final report on the problem of mortgage default in Australia. An earlier positioning paper (Berry et al., 2009) presented, in detail, a range of issues, views, evidence and potential policy directions concerning this...

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Briefing paper

06 Apr 2009

Community housing organisations in Australia recorded a surplus in the three years to 2005-06. To achieve low costs, many used voluntary labour, received discounted rates, and did not provide for depreciation.

This research bulletin is based on research by Dr Jon Hall and Professor Mike...

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Research report

18 Mar 2009

The Australian housing system has undergone major structural change in the past 20 years. Continuing population growth, falling average household size, strong economic growth and rising average incomes have underpinned buoyant demand for housing focused on metropolitan areas, smaller provincial...

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Research report

23 Feb 2009

The original aims of this project were to:

• clarify the impact of Community Housing Organisation operating deficits on the potential growth and development of an expanded community housing sector

• develop suitable policy options for returning community housing to operational...

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