Property

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Report

The decline of housing supply in New Zealand: why it happened and how to reverse it

This report discusses how housing markets have been shaped by infrastructure and urban planning policies, and presents some options for making housing more available and affordable.
Discussion paper

Property Market Review: consultation paper

This review is looking for ways to improve property market laws to support Victorians to have fairer and easier access to the housing market. This paper has been developed by the Review Panel to assist the consultation process. It explains the background for the terms...
Report

Review of succession law: rights to a person’s property on death

This report argues that succession law, the law about who inherits a person’s property when they die, needs reform.
Report

Wealth transfers and their economic effects: research paper

This research report provides information about how much wealth Australians transfer while they are alive (gifts) and after they die (inheritances), how wealth transfers affect those who receive them, and the impact of wealth transfers on the distribution of wealth in society now, and in...
Discussion paper

COVID-19: the impact on commercial property values

The authors of this paper discuss the potential impact of COVID-19 on commercial property values and the issues that commercial property valuers will be facing.
Report

Neighbourhood tree disputes: report

This report responds to a number of suggestions from the community about an urgent need to improve the law to help neighbours resolve their disputes about trees. The inquiry was initiated by the Commission as part of its community law reform program.
Report

New South Wales community perceptions of coastal erosion and inundation

The purpose of this study was to provide an evidence-based platform that will assist local governments and coastal management professionals in the future development of suitable and effective educational strategies and programs to help improve the ability of NSW coastal communities to adapt sustainably to...
Report

Compound costs: how climate change is damaging Australia's economy

Australia’s financial regulators have recently made a call for action to deal with climate change, with the Reserve Bank of Australia, APRA and ASIC all citing risks posed by climate change as a central concern for the economy and financial stability. This report asserts that...
Report

The potential of new technologies to disrupt housing policy

This study examined disruptive digital technologies, investigating their potential for reshaping housing markets and reconfiguring housing policy. It provides housing policy makers and practitioners with a nuanced understanding of how technology is already restructuring housing markets and affecting housing assistance programs, as well as insights...
Report

Transforming Fishermans Bend: unlocking jobs and innovation for Melbourne

Melbourne is a city undergoing unprecedented growth coupled with rapid technological disruption, and it is also home to one of the world’s highest-potential urban redevelopment precincts. The regeneration of the Fishermans Bend precinct into an employment and innovation cluster could be worth up to $12...
Report

Review for Land Information New Zealand

This review calls for Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) to expanding its current roles and responsibilities in issues that affect the country, such as the safeguarding of national assets, the management of the Crown Estate, disaster recovery and urban development.
Report

Inquiry into the future of the private rental sector

This study focused on the Australian private rental sector including formal rules (policies and regulation); organisations and structures; and informal rules (social norms and practices), and reviewed the sector in ten countries.
Conference paper

Remaking community

Models of land administration often promote the formalisation of land under multiple ownership to a more individualised, Western style of tenure, such as the British system of land tenure imposed on a communal Māori society. However, the dangers for Māori land under multiple ownership are...
Conference paper

Trees, townhouses and apartments: the effect of development density on private property tree distribution in Melbourne

Urban trees provide substantial ecosystem services, and trees on private land are a sizeable segment of overall urban tree cover. Trees provide shade, cooling and habitat, and contribute to aesthetic values, sense of place, and urban dwellers’ mental and physical wellbeing. With increasing size and...
Report

Private rental in transition: institutional change, technology and innovation in Australia

This research is a comprehensive analysis of the private rental sector (PRS) and explores the interplay between regulation, organisations and structures, and social norms and practices of prevailing policies. It also explores the impact of innovation and digital technology on the sector.
Report

Construction market conditions 2018

Nationally, the growing demand from the infrastructure sector is pushing up costs of personnel, plant and equipment, and base materials such as aggregates, cement and steel. As resources become more stretched, these pressures create an industry wide challenge.
Discussion paper

Neighbourhood tree disputes: consultation paper

The Victorian Law Reform Commission has released this consultation paper as part of its examination of the current operation of the relevant laws and processes in Victoria governing neighbourhood tree disputes.
Commentary

Housing taxes: getting from here to there

A shift to a property tax will make the housing market fairer and more efficient, and researchers have come up with a practical way to do it, writes Peter Mares.
Report

Pathways to state property tax reform

Reforming property taxes can help deliver a more sustainable housing system with economic and social dividends. This research proposes a nationally coordinated incremental strategy with short, medium and long-term objectives.
Discussion paper

Assisted housing affordability: discussion paper

This discussion paper endeavors to identify the underlying causes of housing affordability issues, and to consider some useful policy responses in the current and historical context.