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Regulation of residential tenancies and impacts on investment

This report reviews the evidence-base about factors impacting and shaping rental investment. It also reviews the state of residential tenancies laws across Australia, and presents options for a renewed reform agenda.
Report

The impact of the pandemic on the Australian rental sector

COVID-19 has radically changed the housing landscape - not only for tenants, but also for landlords, real estate agents, advocacy groups, and all levels of government. This research finds that it is likely that many of the negative impacts of the pandemic on the rental...
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Aboriginal private rental access in Victoria: "Excluded from the start"

The systemic barriers and challenges facing Aboriginal Victorians examined in this report represent an extension of long-term barriers and systemic discrimination that perpetuate cycles of disadvantage and disempowerment among Aboriginal people in Victoria. The report authors argue that greater connection between elements of the private...
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In need of repair: the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement - study report

Australia has a housing affordability problem, with many Australians struggling to rent or buy a home. This study reviews the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement and it examines how well the Australian, State and Territory governments have achieved the objectives, outcomes and outputs set out...
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Ageing in place: home and housing for Australia’s older renters

This report explores how Australians want to age and the barriers they face to staying at home, especially for renters. It presents the findings of a survey that looked at older people’s preferences around ageing at home.
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Urban Indigenous homelessness: much more than housing

This research examines the causes, cultural contextual meanings and safe responses to homelessness for Indigenous Australians in urban settings, using Australian policy, practice and academic literature, together with interviews with stakeholders in four case-study sites.
Conference paper

Bondi to Byron: the diverging experiences of rental and home-buyer markets in urban and regional NSW during the COVID-19 pandemic

This paper examines the diverging stories of the COVID-19 pandemic inspired impact on Greater Sydney and the Rest of NSW’s rental and home-buyer markets through a multi-scale data analysis approach that triangulates tourist activity, investor sales, and property/rental prices
Conference paper

Energy efficiency in the private rental sector: what actually motivates landlords?

The energy efficiency of privately rented homes is poorer than that of owner-occupied homes in many countries across Europe, North America and Australasia. This is paper proposes that a wide range of psychological, dwelling-related, and situational factors influence landlords’ energy efficiency retrofit behaviour.
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Anglicare Australia rental affordability snapshot: national report April 2022

Every year, Anglicare Australia surveys rental listings across Australia to see what it is like for people on low incomes to rent a home. In the midst of the 2022 federal election campaign, Anglicare Australia is calling on all parties and candidates to act on...
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COVID-19: housing market impacts and housing policy responses - an international review

Two years after the outbreak of COVID-19, this report analyses pandemic impacts on housing systems across a range of high income countries during this period, and documents a range of policy responses relating to housing and homelessness.
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‘What works’ to sustain Indigenous tenancies in Australia

This study examines the characteristics of successful tenancies for Indigenous people to understand ‘what works’ for successful housing outcomes, including for private and social housing, and across different locations.
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Understanding discrimination effects in private rental housing

This research examines discrimination and existing policy, law and practice in Australia’s private rental sector, including the impact of informal tenancies and the increasing role of digital technologies.
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Meeting social housing need: a tipping point for federal intervention

The substantial shortfall in supply of social housing has been highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and both state and federal responses to what is increasingly perceived as a major crisis in the social and private renting sectors. This report explores the capacity of states to...
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Pandemic pain: Victorian renters in lockdown

Tenants Victoria, the state's peak body for renters, surveyed renters about the financial impact of public-health lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, conducted immediately after Victoria's fifth lockdown in August 2021, found that 69% said they were financially impacted by lockdowns, while more than...
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Anglicare Australia rental affordability snapshot: national report April 2021

The 2021 snapshot surveyed over 74,000 rental listings across Australia and found that affordability has crashed to record lows. Anglicare Australia is calling on the federal government to tackle housing affordability in its next Budget.
Report

Marginal housing during COVID-19

This research examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on marginal and informal housing and short-term rental accommodation to establish any health and housing risks, and investigates any changes to the demand and supply of informal housing during COVID-19.
Report

Policy coordination and housing outcomes during COVID-19

This study gathered data on the scale and scope of policy interventions in the housing system during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia—a critical first step for on-going assessment of the outcomes and impacts of the broad suite of initiatives deployed by governments in response to...
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Demand-side assistance in Australia’s rental housing market: exploring reform options

This research examines possible cost-effective reforms of Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) that could improve housing outcomes for low-income renters.
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Older women in the private rental sector: unaffordable, substandard and insecure housing

Single older women aged 55 and over are over-represented amongst the asset poor in Australia and are one of the fastest growing groups of homeless people nationally. This report presents the experiences of single older women living on low incomes in the private rental sector...
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The experience of international students before and during COVID-19: housing, work, study and wellbeing

This report, drawing on two surveys, one conducted before and one during the COVID-19 pandemic, examines the circumstances of international students in the private rental sector in Sydney and Melbourne.