housing

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Residential tenancy reforms are before the NSW parliament, but a key reform is missing. In this open letter, housing academics call for an end to landlords' power to terminate leases with 'no grounds'.

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Landlords and tenants alike are adapting their behaviour in response to changes in affordability and new technologies.

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The latest numbers suggest construction is accelerating even as buyers become more hesitant, writes Richard Holden. 

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UNSW-led research has found that Australia and Germany have similar negative gearing policies yet experience very different housing market outcomes.

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Chris Martin explains how a review of international housing rental markets has found aspects that Australia could emulate – and avoid.

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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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