housing affordability

A homeless person sits on a platform overlooking a Melbourne street

Australia faces economic problems down the road if three big, structural reform areas – housing affordability, the tax mix, and decarbonisation – are not addressed.

australia suburb aerial view

A new UNSW report recommends a Royal Commission and broader RBA remit to address the effect of soaring house prices on productivity, economic instability and inequality.

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.

van overlooking a sunset on a lake

Campervans and caravans are in right now, but the reality of mobile living is often not quite what it seems. 

rental signs outside a block of units

Analysis of online listings on common online platforms shows even modest reductions in Airbnb listings increased supply of longer-term rentals. The result was lower local rents.

sydney housing estate

The latte line shows the socioeconomic divide in Sydney's East and West. 

tiny house

There has been significant growth in small house living, but that doesn’t mean Australia should go big on them.

multiple generations

Living with your parents is not all about saving money or free childcare, says Dr Edgar Liu from UNSW’s City Futures Research Centre.

Dr Laura Crommelin

Dr Laura Crommelin reflects on the building defect issues of 2019 and tackling housing affordability going forward.

middle aged share house

Move over uni students, there’s a newer, mature share house in town. 

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