Chris Martin

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If we recognised social housing as infrastructure as essential as transport links, schools and hospitals, not properly investing in it could become unthinkable.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Housing problems are multidimensional and extend well beyond our capital cities, write Chris Martin and Laurence Troy.

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Abolishing without-grounds termination by landlords and reforming housing tax and finance policies will provide tenants with more security, writes Chris Martin. 

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An array of forces are converging to give the multi-unit house of cards a shove, writes Chris Martin.