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15 Nov 2017

To illustrate the situation for vulnerable groups, this release continues to assess the rental affordability situation for eight Australian household types, with a focus on aged and key worker cohorts.


1 May 2017

This release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) highlights that pensioners and working parents have been priced out of the rental market in all metropolitan areas across Australia.


15 Feb 2017

The rental market in Australia appears to have become something like a war zone.

According to this report thousands of tenants are being discriminated against and live in a climate of fear.

The research, undertaken by CHOICE, the National Association of Tenants' Organisations...

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A policy paper on boarding houses, caravan parks and other marginal housing tenures
15 Feb 2011

Approximately 75,000 Australians live in boarding houses and caravan parks, and the majority of these are highly disadvantaged. While some households choose these forms of housing for reasons of lifestyle or location, they often serve as “housing of last resort” for individuals and households who...


30 May 2010

This round table report by the National Shelter brought to light the issues Indigenous Australians face in regards to housing. Aboriginal housing organisations have a mix of tenants and rent levels. If they move towards the most common social housing policy settings, there are ongoing...

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