Regulation of residential tenancies and impacts on investment
This report reviews the evidence-base about factors impacting and shaping rental investment. It also reviews the state of residential tenancies laws across Australia, and presents options for a renewed reform agenda.
Ending homelessness in Australia
The authors of this paper argue that homelessness can be ended in Australia through investment in social and affordable housing, long-term support to those who need it, and targeted programs addressing the underlying drivers of homelessness.
Measuring Australia’s digital divide: the Australian digital inclusion index 2021
The Australian Digital Inclusion Index uses survey data to measure digital inclusion across three dimensions of access, affordability and digital ability. The research explores how these dimensions vary across the country and across different social groups. The 2021 Australian Digital Inclusion Index marks the first...
Agglomeration effects and housing market dynamics
This research quantifies productivity-related agglomeration benefits arising from the concentration of employment in Australia. While agglomeration provides a policy rationale for densifying cities and concentrating employment, it also leads to higher house prices, which reduce entry and ongoing affordability, greater pollution and other wellbeing detriments...
Mid-life Australians and the housing aspirations gap
This report delivers a comprehensive account of the diverse housing circumstances of Australians at mid-life (35–54); elicits their housing aspirations and trade-offs; examines housing challenges and enablers; and ‘market tests’ future housing possibilities, including among vulnerable populations, to inform optimal policy development.