Hal Pawson

Homeless man sleeping on a park bench

The main driver of homelessness in Australia is housing costs – post-COVID rents, house prices and interest rates are all much higher. To house everyone, the housing system needs a major overhaul.

A view of a street with a row of new houses being built

The recent federal budget neglects the need to reform an ailing system.

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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.

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Australian state governments are struggling to meet growing demand for low-cost housing as cost-of-living pressure rises.

Townhouse with a leased sign out the front

UNSW and ACOSS partnership launches an international review of housing and homelessness policies.

A house in regional Australia

UNSW Sydney and ACOSS partnership research shows the impact of the pandemic on long-standing unaffordability, inequality and indebtedness.

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Systemic reform for housing policy in Australia is still needed despite innovative emergency responses during the pandemic.

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The pledge to build 30,000 homes over the next five years exposes the government's inaction, but it's still only a fraction of the number Australians need.

New medium-density housing in Penrith NSW

Projects for 2021 funded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute are timely, practical and policy relevant.

Homeless man looking out to street

A hands-off federal government simply isn't helping.

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