The recent federal budget neglects the need to reform an ailing system.
While the Productivity Commission’s critique of the national housing agreement is justified, its faith in the market is not. The Albanese government is right to invest in building social housing.
In Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, housing cooperatives help both renters and those wanting to own a secure, high-quality home. Better housing options for Australia are waiting in plain sight.
UNSW Sydney and ACOSS partnership research shows the impact of the pandemic on long-standing unaffordability, inequality and indebtedness.
Many older women are in desperate need of affordable housing where they can age in place securely, with dignity and as part of a community. The siheyuan model offers ways to meet these needs.
Campervans and caravans are in right now, but the reality of mobile living is often not quite what it seems.
A hands-off federal government simply isn't helping.
The pandemic has brought to a head deep-rooted problems with how housing is provided in Australia. Fortunately, the solutions can play a central role in the national recovery process.
A coordinated mix of policies does more to keep housing affordable for a significant proportion of a city's residents than the unbalanced approach we see in Sydney.
Constructing buildings to rent, rather than sell, may fulfil important housing policy objectives – but it won't take off without tax reform.