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This paper investigates affordability of housing in Queensland; changes in the housing stock and people’s preferences; and factors influencing outcomes in housing markets.
Through a discussion of the social and political circumstances and debate surrounding government policy regarding landlord/tenant relations, housing quality and supply, and owner occupancy; this paper argues that policy evolution is irregular and a product of the exigencies of the political process.
This paper provides a background on the focus and nature of the Australian housing industry and the factors affecting production costs. The paper will also review Australian and overseas literature relating to the subject.
Focussing on young people and the private rental housing market, this research documents the critical role of significant adults in young people’s transition to independent housing.
To illustrate the situation for vulnerable groups, this release continues to assess the rental affordability situation for eight Australian household types, with a focus on aged and key worker cohorts.
A tax rule whereby losses on a rental property are deductible against personal taxable income (commonly known as ‘negative gearing’) is an almost uniquely Australian practice.
Housing affordability among low-to moderate-income private tenants has been declining over the past 10 years in Australia.
Mainly stimulated by concerns over inadequate housing supply, both the UK and Australia have recently seen renewed policy-maker interest in channelling ‘institutional investment’ into rental housebuilding.
In this study, based mainly on 17 in-depth interviews, I explore the financial implications of being an older private renter in Sydney.