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Drawing on evidence from a mixed methods retrofit intervention trial of the homes of low-income, older and frail people in Victoria, Australia, this study explored practices of heating and keeping warm in terms of equity and health. In most homes, heating restrictions led to inadequate...
We appreciate the opportunity to raise issues on housing affordability in Australia and note that your terms of reference raise the following specific issues:
• the taxes and levies imposed by state and territory governments;
• the rate of release of new land...
This paper is the first stage of research directed ultimately to the analysis of the transaction costs associated with moving for the elderly. It concentrates on the empirical description of the relationship between moving and housing expenditures of the elderly.
Context - Minimum thermal performance standards for residential building envelopes have been increasing in many countries for several decades, addressing concerns about occupant comfort, operational costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Simulation tools play a role in assessing the space heating/cooling load of new buildings and...
This project examines access to appropriate housing for Indigenous people with a disability living in stage one areas of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. The condition and location of housing and the availability and suitability of housing...
Historically, New Zealand has had relatively high rates of home ownership, with widely held aspirations for mortgage-free tenure in later life. As a consequence, examination of the small but growing numbers of older renters has been limited. This article draws together local research, commissioned policy...
Addressing the challenges faced by an ageing population, this report discusses how smart technologies can support older people to remain in their homes.
Australia has an ageing population. In 1901 the average life expectancy in Australia was 47 years. By 2025 it will be...
This project aims to explore how the asset poor status of older Australians helps to determine their demand for housing assistance, the coping strategies used by the asset poor as they strive to secure satisfactory housing outcomes and the importance of these outcomes to ontological...
This Positioning Paper is the first output of a project that explores the housing options and actual housing circumstances of asset-poor older Australians.
If reverse mortgage products are to be accessed to enable ageing in place by supplementing the housing and care support needs of older homeowners, greater guidance and support is required for the most frail and vulnerable.
This report argues that there is a need...