The number of people on the Victorian Housing Register increased by around 1,500 people in the first three months of 2018 alone. Having declared the Public Housing Renewal Program to be a project of statewide significance, the state government intends to take control of the...
This study examined the range of strategies and initiatives governments have used to leverage affordable housing supply across the continuum of housing needs (i.e. from social housing to affordable rental and home ownership) in a constrained funding and increasingly market-driven context, across a range of...
This research paper examines the cost of living in Melbourne and Victoria through four primary indicators: the consumer price index, selected living cost indexes, wages and housing data. The paper highlights trends and statistics regarding the cost of living in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and internationally....
This paper investigates affordability of housing in Queensland; changes in the housing stock and people’s preferences; and factors influencing outcomes in housing markets.
This research is a comprehensive analysis of the private rental sector (PRS) and explores the interplay between regulation, organisations and structures, and social norms and practices of prevailing policies. It also explores the impact of innovation and digital technology on the sector.
The opaque pricing of discounts offered on residential mortgage rates makes it difficult for customers to make informed choices and disadvantages borrowers who do not regularly review their choice of lender, this report by the ACCC has found.
The clichés about housing supply and regulatory restraints are distractions from the need to focus on expanding the affordable housing sector to directly meet the needs of low-income households.
Some government policies restrict the supply of housing. Examples include minimum lot sizes, maximum building heights and planning approval processes. Although these restrictions may confer benefits, they also raise the price of housing. This paper attempts to quantify the effect of zoning on housing prices...
This research models several politically acceptable pathways to reform negative gearing and CGT so as to reduce impacts on less sophisticated property investors. Two reform models— a rental deduction cap of $5,000 and a progressive rental deduction based on income—could lead to savings of over...
Building an extra 50,000 homes a year for a decade could leave Australian house prices 5 to 20 per cent lower than they would be otherwise, and stem rising public anxiety about housing affordability, according to this Grattan Institute report.
This study analysed recently completed affordable housing developments across Australia to ascertain how affordable housing project costs, revenues and subsidies interact.
This New Zealand Initiative submission recommends that the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill should not proceed until parliamentary debate can be informed by a competent official assessment of its likely net benefits (or costs) for New Zealanders.
This report provides the New Zealand public with a broad overview of the current state of the national housing market and the housing system. This overview takes the form of a series of brief reviews of various housing outcomes and policy areas and backs these...
What lessons can be drawn from institutional change in private rental sectors (PRSs) internationally which could enhance the equity, efficiency and effectiveness of the sector in Australia, particularly to improve outcomes for low-income tenants?
Home purchasing and renting, particularly in our capital cities, is now beyond the reach of many people. Are governments around Australia effectively tackling the pressing issue of housing affordability?
Reforming property taxes can help deliver a more sustainable housing system with economic and social dividends. This research proposes a nationally coordinated incremental strategy with short, medium and long-term objectives.
This paper develops a comprehensive measure of the gap between housing supply and demand at a regional level in Australia, taking into account a range of complicating factors, such as changing demographics, building types and the increase in unoccupied dwellings at the regional level.