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The Ecocents Living project is the result of collaboration between the Department for Families & Communities, Hindmarsh and the University of South Australia. The purpose of the research program was to identify a suite of built forms for housing that are both affordable and sustainable....
This research describes a Perth inner city local government authority’s attempts to instigate a housing strategy with particular focus on the provision of affordable housing.
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...
Australian households are throwing out more than $5 billion worth of food each year, more than Australians spend on digital equipment, and more than it costs to run the Australian Army.
In addition to the direct financial costs of this waste, the environmental impact...
The Indigenous population experiences higher rates of homelessness and overcrowding than the non-Indigenous population.
Whilst non-Indigenous Australians experience higher rates of affordability need, houses are least affordable for Indigenous Australians living in major cities. The number of additional dwellings required to address these problems...
This positioning paper provides the empirical update from 2001 to 2006 on the need for, and supply of, low rent stock in the private rental market.
It addresses the following questions:
1. Within the private rental sector, what has happened to household incomes...
This positioning paper addresses a number of key questions relating to the sustainability of Australian households. It explores:
1. What are household waste/water/energy attitudes and practices?
2. How waste/water/energy attitudes and practices have changed over time.
3. What factors have driven changes...
Climate change presents a clear and present danger to ecosystems, communities and economies. As Professor Garnaut so powerfully stated “the failure of our generation (to address climate change) would lead to consequences that would haunt humanity until the end of time". With further climate change...
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...
This report shows how the carbon emissions from 5-star rated homes can be reduced to zero, with the savings averaging eleven tonnes per house each year.
Australia’s housing sector, comprising over 7 million dwellings and their occupants (as well as associated industries), currently has...