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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....
Our housing system is failing millions of Australians. Rents have been rising much faster than people’s incomes and we don't have enough secure, affordable rentals. This year’s Rental Affordability Snapshot shows that we need action now to stop more and more people from falling into...
There is growing interest in the potential for inclusionary planning approaches to help deliver affordable housing supply in Australian cities and regions. Within wider government strategies for affordable housing supply, inclusionary planning approaches can play a role in requiring or incentivising dwelling units, land, or...
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.
Flawed research has fuelled a mistaken view of the best way to assist less well-off households, write Brendan Coates and Trent Wiltshire.
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.