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This Positioning Paper is the outcome of Stage 1 of a three-stage research project: Processes for developing affordable and sustainable medium-density housing models for greyfield precincts , which is funded by AHURI over a two-year period 2012–14.
The questions to be addressed in the...
In April 2011 the federal government established an Advisory Panel on the Economic Potential of Senior Australians to ensure the potential of the older members of our community is considered in a range of policy debates. The panel's three reports and the government's response are...
This essay argues that real house prices are being pushed up to levels which require buyers to take on large amounts of debt that are repaid later in the life course. As a result Australian home buyers are exposed to higher levels of credit risk...
This Sustainable Population Strategy outlines the Government’s framework for a sustainable Australia. It will help to ensure that future population change is compatible with the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of Australia.
There are cultural costs and benefits associated with where one chooses to live in Australia.
City living, for example, offers proximity to a greater range of cultural opportunities but carries higher costs of living than in a smaller town. Better access and variety is...
This study addresses the question posed in the 2009 AHURI Research Agenda: how do the drivers of supply and demand for housing in regional and rural centres affect the supply of affordable housing?
This is a particularly important area of investigation at the current...
The study emanated from a concern that popular and political support for home ownership is such that critical questions about the degree to which all home owners realise the projected financial and non-financial benefits of home ownership are rarely asked. In particular, do low-moderate income...
This Positioning paper is the first output of an AHURI Project on Housing, Public Policy and Social Inclusion. The project will explore the ways in which housing processes can affect economic and social disadvantage, and whether, and to what extent, housing and related policies and...
The reforms of the 1980s and 90s have worked their way through our economy and our society. We have enjoyed their benefits, but the jump in living standards they enabled has now faded from memory. This has been replaced by a dangerous complacency which holds...
This Positioning Paper is the first output of a project that explores the housing options and actual housing circumstances of asset-poor older Australians.