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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...
The propensity for Australians to move about more often and over greater distances as part of their employment, recreation and social life presents challenges for governments in the design and management of equitable fiscal policy to fund infrastructure, education, health and welfare and other services...
This research paper examines the cost of living in Melbourne and Victoria through four primary indicators: the consumer price index, selected living cost indexes, wages and housing data. The paper highlights trends and statistics regarding the cost of living in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and internationally....
This paper investigates affordability of housing in Queensland; changes in the housing stock and people’s preferences; and factors influencing outcomes in housing markets.
The opaque pricing of discounts offered on residential mortgage rates makes it difficult for customers to make informed choices and disadvantages borrowers who do not regularly review their choice of lender, this report by the ACCC has found.
The clichés about housing supply and regulatory restraints are distractions from the need to focus on expanding the affordable housing sector to directly meet the needs of low-income households.
Building an extra 50,000 homes a year for a decade could leave Australian house prices 5 to 20 per cent lower than they would be otherwise, and stem rising public anxiety about housing affordability, according to this Grattan Institute report.
This paper draws upon findings from the Australian Family Project (AFP, 1986) to address gender disparities associated with home ownership in Australia. It analyses demographic, health and life cycle data to determine predictors of home ownership.
This report provides the New Zealand public with a broad overview of the current state of the national housing market and the housing system. This overview takes the form of a series of brief reviews of various housing outcomes and policy areas and backs these...
This New Zealand Initiative submission recommends that the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill should not proceed until parliamentary debate can be informed by a competent official assessment of its likely net benefits (or costs) for New Zealanders.