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Australians are working longer so they can pay off their mortgage debt

29 June 2017

Rising mortgage debt is affecting everything from employment to spending, as Australians approach retirement, our study finds. Higher levels of housing debt among pre-retirees are linked to them working for longer.

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Get used to your commute: data confirms houses near jobs are too expensive

26 May 2017

Australia’s capital cities are getting more and more units, that are largely concentrated and come with a hefty price tag, a new report shows.

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Not everyone wins from the bank of mum & dad

15 March 2017

The “bank of mum and dad” is helping young Australians with more than just their housing aspirations. 

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‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ key to get kids ahead in education, start-ups: study

08 March 2017

Adult children inheriting or being gifted wealth from their parents are more likely to have completed university degrees, be self-employed and have higher bank account balances, a new study finds.

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How is family housing property reshaping welfare regimes?

23 January 2017

While intergenerational inequalities have become more pronounced in recent years, they also appear to have reinforced intergenerational cooperation and the revival of the family as a provider of welfare and economic security. 

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Solutions beyond supply to the housing affordability problem

26 October 2016

Treasurer Scott Morrison has outlined his vision for increasing home ownership at a speech to the Urban Development Institute of Australia.

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Our cities will stop working without a decent national housing policy

15 June 2016

We have to move the housing conversation beyond a game of political football about negative-gearing winners and losers. Australia needs a bipartisan, long-term, housing policy.