Hal Pawson

social housing apartment tower block against a blue sky

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.

aerial shot of the suburbs and city at sunset in australia

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

frame sits on the upper level of a two-storey house under construction

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.

Close up of young woman taking keys from real estate agent after signing rental lease contract

The Commonwealth government must rethink rent assistance to lift Australians out of housing stress.

People sleeping rough on the streets

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.

Construction of apartment block

There's a program ready. It'd create 30,000 homes and renovate thousands more, creating up to 18,000 jobs.

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