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Andrea Sharam


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Research report

08 Oct 2016

The proportion of aged persons in Australia is set to increase significantly, posing many challenges. Amongst these is the growing number of households who lack housing security in retirement. The Age Pension in Australia is set at a comparatively low rate compared to other developed countries,...

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Research report

04 May 2016

This research recommends that housing assistance be provided under a tenure-neutral model. Currently households with similar needs receive fundamentally different levels and types of housing assistance depending on their housing tenure (i.e. owner, private renter, in social housing etc.) rather...

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Research report

05 Feb 2016

The private rental sector has grown significantly and is now home to more than 1.8 million Australian households. This growth has been linked to higher demand from households who are taking longer to save for a house deposit, as well as more strictly rationed public housing. Despite this growth...

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Research report

23 Dec 2015

The private rental sector has grown significantly and is now home to more than 1.8 million Australian households. This growth has been linked to higher demand from households who are taking longer to save for a house deposit, as well as more strictly rationed public housing. Despite this growth...

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25 Nov 2015

The Commons apartment building in the inner Melbourne suburb of Brunswick has won swags of awards, including the Best of Best at the 2014 BPN Sustainability Awards. Among...

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Research report

01 Jan 2004

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The Financial and Consumer Rights Council (FCRC) seeks to provide a voice for Victorian consumers of essential services, in particular customers affected by fuel poverty. Fuel poverty affects consumers who experience periods where they are unable to pay...

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Briefing paper

01 Jan 2010

This report considers a range of data and regulatory and policy interventions from international and domestic jurisdictions with the objective of improving the provision of utilities for private rental housing in Victoria.

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There are a range of issues...

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Research report

01 Jan 2001

This report examines the implications of  full retail competition in a dereguated electricity market, suggesting that there will be redlining or market exclusion of vulnerable households.

Redlining has been well documented in the insurance and credit industries in the United States, and...

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Research report

22 Jun 2015

Urban consolidation policies in Australia presuppose apartments as the new dominant housing type, but much of what the market has delivered is criticised as over-development, and as being generic, poorly-designed, environmentally unsustainable and unaffordable. In contrast to the usual focus on...

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21 Jul 2015

Speculative property developers, criticised for building dog boxes and the slums of tomorrow, are generally hated by urban planners and the public alike. But the doors of state governments are seemingly always open to developers and their lobbyists.

Politicians find it hard to say no to...

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