Systemic reform for housing policy in Australia is still needed despite innovative emergency responses during the pandemic.
It is almost impossible for purchasers to predict whether their new apartment will have building defects, a report into the apartment building industry has found.
Scientia Professor Jane McAdam leads the list of UNSW Sydney recipients of 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours.
UNSW Sydney researchers in Engineering, Science, and Arts, Design & Architecture have been awarded five grants in a new round for industry collaborations.
A hands-off federal government simply isn't helping.
Australia found shelter for more than 33,000 rough sleepers and other homeless people during the pandemic, but a coming surge in homelessness demands a comprehensive national housing strategy.
There's a program ready. It'd create 30,000 homes and renovate thousands more, creating up to 18,000 jobs.
The fallout from COVID-19 for housing and homelessness just adds to the urgency of fixing the long-standing ills of the housing market. The well-being of Australia's economy and people depends on it.
Ghettos of crime, drugs and vice? Full of people bludging off the state? That's typical of the unfair stigma attached to public housing, and it distracts us from more fundamental issues.
A social housing stimulus investment program would better facilitate the recovery of lives and livelihoods’ after the pandemic.