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Rachel Ong

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Rachel Ong ViforJ
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Population growth and mobility in Australia: implications for housing and urban development policies

This research tracks Australia’s population growth over the period 2006–16 to examine how actual growth differed from projected growth. It also examines key drivers of population mobility in Australia to inform future urban development policy responses to demands on infrastructure and housing.
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Supporting Australia’s housing system: modelling pandemic policy responses

This research considers the economic literature relating to pandemics, and models a range of related economic outcomes on employment and unemployment by sector, and on the housing outcomes of home owners, private renters, and small investor landlords in Australia from late 2020 and through 2021.
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Demand-side assistance in Australia’s rental housing market: exploring reform options

This research examines possible cost-effective reforms of Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) that could improve housing outcomes for low-income renters.
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Home truths: the role of housing in economic recovery

Housing plays many roles in our economy and society, including as a consumable good, investment asset and infrastructure. This paper offers a brief overview of the economic case for housing and changes to the housing market context since the first wave of the pandemic. Against...
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Mortgage stress and precarious home ownership: implications for older Australians

This research investigated the growing numbers of middle-aged and older Australians who are carrying mortgage debt into retirement and paying off higher levels of debt relative to house values and income. Between 1987 and 2015, mortgage debt among older mortgagors increased by 600% (from $27,000...