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Examines the coincidence between suburbanisation, mass consumption and mass production during the golden era of Fordism after the Second World War.
This report marks a change to how the National Housing Supply Council publishes its work. The Council will now look at specific issues and themes in this Housing Supply and Affordability Issues publication each year.
The populations of Sydney and Melbourne are both expected to exceed 8.5 million by 2061. What will Australia’s cities look like then? Will they still be among the world’s lowest-density cities?
While there has been much innovation over the past decade (and longer) to improve affordable housing, efforts have been isolated and not joined up across the system. A tipping point has been reached. There is a need and opportunity for a diverse group of committed...
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be a health concern in indoor air. Most Australians spend more than 90% of their time indoors where concentrations of many VOCs are usually higher than outdoors. This study characterised indoor VOCs and investigated the effects of the dwelling characteristics,...
This paper re‐appraises the role of the private renting in the housing system drawing on a review of public policies toward the sector in six countries.
This project was developed in response to the anecdotal evidence of the poor standard of rental accommodation available to low income earners of the western suburbs of Melbourne, coupled with the lack of tenant-initiated repairs disputes at VCAT.
For young people, the transition to independent living is one of the most important – and probably exciting, difficult and emotionally charged – decisions they will ever make. For most, it means severing their links with parents, home and much that they have been familiar...
There is increasing evidence that in response to Melbourne’s tight rental market, a new model of for-profit rooming house provider has emerged.
This project examined state government-led innovations in affordable housing through analysis of two state-level strategies and two state-level programs.