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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.
Commentary

Higher-density cities need greening to stay healthy and liveable

Cities are home to more than just people. We also need to accommodate the critters and plants who live in them.
Commentary

Australia should be cautious about introducing laws on coercive control to stem domestic violence

How valuable is the introduction of new legal categories as a way of improving responses to intimate partner violence?
Article

This is how to create social hubs that make 20-minute neighbourhoods work

This article looks at how people’s access to neighbourhood centres and the diversity of buildings and commercial uses found there influences how, and to what extent, we interact.
Commentary

Amazon’s track record may signal a change in Australian industrial relations

The arrival of Amazon in Australia may signal a change in how we navigate industrial relations and workers rights.
Commentary

The dual citizenship saga shows our Constitution must be changed, and now

It is time to accept that Section 44 of the Australian Constitution is irretrievably broken. In its current form, it is creating chaos that is consuming our politicians, argues Joe McIntyre.
Annual Report

How do we turn a drain into valued green space? First, ask the residents

A sound knowledge of how informal green spaces are used, or of why they are not being used, can inform planners and decision-makers when intervening in such spaces to increase the liveability of urban neighbourhoods. Read the full article on The Conversation
Commentary

Why are rates of domestic violence in Australia still so high?

In the last few years, significant resources have been devoted to changing attitudes towards domestic violence – so why aren’t the numbers going down?
Article

The Murray Goulburn dilemma - co-operatives are dying out but they're still needed

Despite the pressure for co-operatives to fold into the dominant corporation model, these business models are still worthy, writes Michael Duffy for The Conversation.
Article

They know where you go: dockless bike sharing looms as the next disruptor – if key concerns are fixed

Beyond the benefits of dockless bike sharing for people’s mobility and health, these services are producing an ever more useful byproduct: journey data, which could be a powerful tool for city planners and policymakers