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It's the Great Australian Dream: to own your own home. A staggering 85 per cent of Australians attempt it at some stage in their lives - the highest percentage in the world. Government policies, the economy and local geographical factors affect the housing choices of...
This paper begins by examining how economic models have developed over time to define the boundaries of cost and value in building. How value is variously described in other fields is compared, and the technique of value management as a good design tool is analysed....
Racist stereotypes place Aboriginal people at a disadvantage when seeking accommodation in Western Australia’s private rental market.
This paper summaries the specific characteristics of rental ownership in Australia, drawing on a recent national survey of landlords carried out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and identifies the key factors responsible for the persistence of this pattern of ownership.
A Federal Government sponsored Regional Forum conducted in Whyalla in July 1999 highlighted the service provision problems confronting rural and remote regions in northern South Australia. This paper considers the nature and extent of population loss in this part of Australia and its impact on...
The nation’s investment in public rental housing in the post-war period has created major social and economic benefits however much of the stock is now at the end of its economic life and/or it does not meet current needs. Concentrations of entrenched social disadvantage have...
This publication presents results, in respect of the 1998–99 financial year, from an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey of businesses in the real estate services industry. It is the fourth ABS survey of the industry with previous surveys being conducted in respect of 1995–96,...