The pandemic has brought to a head deep-rooted problems with how housing is provided in Australia. Fortunately, the solutions can play a central role in the national recovery process.
The proposed law does little to give people confidence in the apartments they buy. And it utterly neglects the role of architects and on-site inspections in delivering sound buildings.
Millions of Australians are struggling with unaffordable housing. It’s a systemic problem that’s been decades in the making, and only concerted system-wide reforms will fix it.
One in four Australian households now rent their homes in the private rental market. Flexibility and lifestyle are key reasons some choose to rent even if they can afford to buy a home.
After paying rent, more than half of low-income tenants don't have enough left over for other essentials. And the latest evidence shows nearly half of them are stuck in this situation for years.
There are three things to watch as we wonder whether a recession is imminent, says UNSW Business School's Elvira Sojli.
A new report has found international students face multiple barriers to finding secure and affordable housing in Sydney, leaving students vulnerable to exploitation by unscrupulous landlords.
Constructing buildings to rent, rather than sell, may fulfil important housing policy objectives – but it won't take off without tax reform.
Topping up deposits by as much as 15 percentage points will help, but housing isn't risk-free.
Years of regulatory failure are having direct impacts on the hip pockets of the many Australians who bought defective houses or apartments. It's turning into a multibillion-dollar disaster.