housing

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Troubling borrowing and lending markers in the Australian housing market suggest that the lessons from the US mortgage meltdown have not been learned, writes Richard Holden.

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When disputes and other problems of apartment living arise, low-income households’ options are often limited, write Hazel Easthope, Laura Crommelin and Laurence Troy.

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Campaigners to save Sydney’s landmark Sirius building from demolition had a significant legal win this week, writes Chris Martin.

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With thousands of people sleeping rough in our major cities each night, vacant ‘ghost’ apartments are a source of public outrage, writes Hal Pawson.

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Population growth brings benefits, but policymakers also need to discuss the problems that come with it, writes Jenny Stewart.

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Shared ownership schemes can unlock access to suitable housing, although these are less common in Australia than overseas, write Ilan Wiesel and Karen R Fisher.

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Critics have characterised the Productivity Commission's latest report as a charter for “privatisation” of public housing. Yet it's not a manifesto for an entirely marketised and deregulated framework driven by the profit motive, writes Hal Pawson.

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Just how overpriced are Australian dwellings? and what is the outlook for house prices in the next few years? are two of the questions to be discussed at UNSW’s annual Real Estate Symposium.

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The tax advantages of housing offend against justice on every count, writes Anthony Asher.

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Market-led housing strategies are leaving lower-paid CBD workers struggling with long commutes and businesses at risk of labour shortages, write Ryan Van den Nouwelant and Laura Crommelin. 

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