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Tim Seelig


Understanding what motivates households to become and remain investors in the private rental market

This study indicates that the binary of choosing to invest in property, rather than some other area of investment is, in practice, misleading: most of the property investors interviewed also invest in other areas, mainly shares. It’s not an either/or decision for many people. However...

Reconceptualising housing need in the context of 21st century Australian housing policy

This positioning paper is the first output of a study that aims to critically review a range of approaches to conceptualising need in housing and social policy fields in Australia and internationally. The study seeks to provide an analysis of how housing needs in Australian...

What are the housing tenure pathways of income support recipients over time?

This research discusses the 20 per cent of income support recipients who experience disruption and others changes in housing tenure over time. Most income support recipients have high levels of tenure stability. Less than 20 per cent experience multiple and complex tenure transitions. Changes in...

Housing consumption patterns and earnings behaviour of income support recipients over time

This is the Final Report for a research project which has involved a complex and multi-faceted analysis of longitudinal administrative income support (IS) data. Conducted by the AHURI Queensland Research Centre, the study has been principally concerned with issues about patterns of housing consumption among...

Risk assessment practices in the private rental sector implications for low income renters

This report focuses on risk-assessment practices in the private rental market, with particular consideration of their impact on low-income renters. It is based on the fieldwork undertaken in the second stage of the research process.