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The 2009 bushfires in Victoria involved loss of life and destruction of property on an unprecedented scale. Extensive flooding also occurred in areas of Queensland and New South Wales in the first half of the same year. While by no means unusual occurrences in Australia...
This report explores the experiences of young people who are homeless or in foster care.
In 2008, over 45,000 young people aged 11 to 24 years participated in the seventh annual Mission Australia National survey of young Australians . 375 of them identified...
This Positioning Paper is the first report from a project which seeks to add to the research evidence base on the financial and non-financial outcomes of home ownership for households.
The overall aim of the project is thus to investigate whether, and to what...
In the last few years, shared equity arrangements – where the consumer shares the capital cost of purchasing a home with an equity partner in return for a share of any home price appreciation that occurs – have seen significant growth in Australia. Most states...
At the time of writing this discussion paper Australia was in uncharted waters caused by the Global Economic Crisis (GFC) with unemployment on the rise and retirement incomes adversely impacted by stock market losses.
This discussion paper, prepared by the Older Persons'...
On average, every $100,000 increase in housing wealth results in an increase in consumption of between $1000 and $1500 per annum in Australia, according to this bulletin.
Increased housing wealth helps to relax borrowing constraints on home owners thus facilitating increased consumption.
In 2007-08, there were over 36,000 dwellings specifically targeted to providing housing assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - an increase of almost 1,000 dwellings since 2005-06. A further 58,000 Indigenous households were receiving assistance through mainstream housing programs in the same period....
Family homelessness is increasing in Australia, and this report details how homelessness affects the everyday experiences of women with children. It examines how homelessness affects citizenship: the ways in which women understand and negotiate rights and responsibilities, belonging and participation.
The research was undertaken...
This paper explores how - and indeed, if - child support money is a useful resource in meeting the housing needs of the children of separated parents and the resident parent who receives the payments.
This paper presented at the 2009 Australian Social Policy...
This project provides important information for the formulation and design of policies that aim to improve housing affordability in Australia.
The project investigates the dynamics of housing affordability in Australia over the period 2001–06 by tracking the housing affordability trajectories of a nationally representative...