Having quality housing matters. What's standing in the way of ensuring every Australian has housing that meets basic comfort and health standards? And how can we overcome these problems?
If we recognised social housing as infrastructure as essential as transport links, schools and hospitals, not properly investing in it could become unthinkable.
Short-term letting via digital platforms benefits some in the market at the expense of others. Closer regulation might be needed in Melbourne and Sydney, where a permissive approach prevails.
As the NSW State Government moves to impose limits on apartment owners who continuously let on a short-term basis, one issue is that Airbnb isn't transparent about how many properties are truly 'shared' and how many are just part of a business.
As the private rental market grows and property management is hit by disruption, more needs to be done to improve renters’ experiences, new research has found.
UNSW-led research has found that Australia and Germany have similar negative gearing policies yet experience very different housing market outcomes.
Chris Martin explains how a review of international housing rental markets has found aspects that Australia could emulate – and avoid.
Housing problems are multidimensional and extend well beyond our capital cities, write Chris Martin and Laurence Troy.
Abolishing without-grounds termination by landlords and reforming housing tax and finance policies will provide tenants with more security, writes Chris Martin.
An array of forces are converging to give the multi-unit house of cards a shove, writes Chris Martin.