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It's the Great Australian Dream: to own your own home. A staggering 85 per cent of Australians attempt it at some stage in their lives - the highest percentage in the world. Government policies, the economy and local geographical factors affect the housing choices of...
The propensity for Australians to move about more often and over greater distances as part of their employment, recreation and social life presents challenges for governments in the design and management of equitable fiscal policy to fund infrastructure, education, health and welfare and other services...
This document is a blueprint for action for regional Indigenous homelessness projects in Mt Isa, Cairns, and Townsville / Thuringowa. The blueprint details strategies to be implemented in cooperation with all stakeholders in each of the communities. Five strategic areas underpin the direction of the...
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 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.
Through a discussion of the social and political circumstances and debate surrounding government policy regarding landlord/tenant relations, housing quality and supply, and owner occupancy; this paper argues that policy evolution is irregular and a product of the exigencies of the political process.