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Housing, employment and economic conditions in many nations have changed greatly over the past decades. This paper explores the ways in which changing housing markets, economic conditions and government policies have affected vulnerable individuals and households, using Australia as a case study. The paper finds...
This Positioning Paper is the outcome of Stage 1 of a three-stage research project: Processes for developing affordable and sustainable medium-density housing models for greyfield precincts , which is funded by AHURI over a two-year period 2012–14.
The questions to be addressed in the...
Through a review of the relevant academic and policy literature, this report aims to critically revisit both the conceptual thinking and the research evidence that have shaped academic and policy interest in the drivers, outcomes and potential means of addressing concentrations of social disadvantage....
In April 2011 the federal government established an Advisory Panel on the Economic Potential of Senior Australians to ensure the potential of the older members of our community is considered in a range of policy debates. The panel's three reports and the government's response are...
This essay argues that real house prices are being pushed up to levels which require buyers to take on large amounts of debt that are repaid later in the life course. As a result Australian home buyers are exposed to higher levels of credit risk...
Australian Social Trends draws on a wide range of data, sourced both from ABS and other agencies, to present a picture of Australian society.
This publication aims to inform decision-making, research and discussion on social conditions in Australia. It covers social issues of current...
The total value of dwelling commitments excluding alterations and additions (trend) rose 0.8% in December 2011 compared with November 2011 and the seasonally adjusted series rose 3.8% in December 2011.
This digest explains the key features of the Clean Energy Bill.
The Government intends to provide financial assistance to low to middle income households and others, to compensate for the cost of living impact of the introduction of the carbon price on 1 July...
This Sustainable Population Strategy outlines the Government’s framework for a sustainable Australia. It will help to ensure that future population change is compatible with the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of Australia.
There are cultural costs and benefits associated with where one chooses to live in Australia.
City living, for example, offers proximity to a greater range of cultural opportunities but carries higher costs of living than in a smaller town. Better access and variety is...