housing policy

Housing near Sydney's CBD

The delivery of affordable housing in Australia is in desperate need of a shakeup, says UNSW City Futures Research Fellow Dr Laurence Troy.

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The problems with housing systems in Australia and similar countries run deep. Solutions depend on a fundamental rethink of our approach to housing and its central place in our lives and the economy.

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Don't be fooled by the figures from the NSW government – supply of public housing has not kept up with demand, writes Hal Pawson.

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While homelessness is becoming more visible, it is not new in affluent societies like Australia, writes Anne O'Brien. 

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Provision of affordable housing cannot be left to the market: it requires a commitment of government at all levels to develop well-integrated and properly funded policies, write Bill Randolph, Hal Pawson and Vivienne Milligan.