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Report

Pathways to state property tax reform

Reforming property taxes can help deliver a more sustainable housing system with economic and social dividends. This research proposes a nationally coordinated incremental strategy with short, medium and long-term objectives.
Submission

Shelter WA pre-budget submission 2018/2019 - Housing: an opportunity for systemic reform

What does it mean to be Western Australian? Housing insecurity and homelessness remain a key issue for many people across our State. There remains a lack of diverse and affordable housing options, for low to moderate income earners and different communities and demographic groups, contributing...
Commentary

Housing taxes: getting from here to there

A shift to a property tax will make the housing market fairer and more efficient, and researchers have come up with a practical way to do it, writes Peter Mares.
Commentary

Foreign ownership of housing – how do Australia and New Zealand compare?

Foreign national ownership of property is a growing concern for many countries, including New Zealand and Australia. From 2018, New Zealand is banning foreign ownership of residential property in an attempt to curb housing inflation and high vacancy rates.
Report

Supporting vulnerable households to achieve their housing goals: the role of impact investment

This study explores how social impact investment (SII) has been used for housing and homelessness objectives internationally, and examines three case studies where SII has been used in Australia.
Working paper

Social exclusion, regeneration and citizen participation

This Issues Paper discusses the relationship between citizen participation and social exclusion.
Discussion paper

Off-the-plan contracts for residential property

This paper identifies a set of reform proposals that the NSW government is considering, designed to strengthen protections for consumers buying property off-the-plan.
Conference proceedings

First Australian town planning and housing conference

The first Australian Town Planning Conference and Exhibition took place in Adelaide, remarkably, during war time. It marked a growing interest in town planning and questions around the growth of cities in Australia.
Commentary

In search of a national housing strategy

Canada is showing the way on housing policy, but the funds in Australia need to start flowing — and that means biting the bullet on tax, writes Peter Mares.
Working paper

Regional housing supply and demand in Australia

This paper develops a comprehensive measure of the gap between housing supply and demand at a regional level in Australia, taking into account a range of complicating factors, such as changing demographics, building types and the increase in unoccupied dwellings at the regional level.