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Housing deprivation or financial debt: betwixt the devil and the deep blue sea?

13 February 2017

Houses are not merely homes, says AHRC speaker Ashton De Silva, and the level of wellbeing of a household unit depends on more than just access to a safe and affordable physical structure.

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Bohemians, diversity and residential locational choices

13 February 2017

The importance of creativity and diversity as drivers of regional growth is well documented but few studies have examined the interaction between creativity and diversity, particularly in the Australian setting.

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Are new housing developments in suburbia catering for diverse aspirations?

13 February 2017

Better understanding of diverse and multicultural aspirations towards housing and neighbourhood is vital to foster a cultural recognition that responds to various domestic social needs.

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Sensible reform to finance affordable housing deserves cross-party support

02 February 2017

Much like Australia, the UK has a serious problem with housing affordability and supply, made worse by policy and market settings that fuel instability rental housing.

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The Geopolitics of Real Estate: Q&A with Dr Dallas Rogers

31 January 2017

Keynote speaker at the 10th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2017, Western Sydney University's Dr Dallas Rogers discusses his recent book The Geopolitics of Real Estate: Reconfiguring Property, Capital and Rights.

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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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How do housing and labour market affect homeless entry and exits

22 January 2017

Homelessness continues to be a feature of wealthy nations, and most recently, has dominated Victorian front page news, as the figures of people sleeping rough on the streets of Melbourne rise.

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Federal relations – millstone or keystone in housing policy?

19 January 2017

The Australian government is reshaping federal-state relations that govern many areas of social infrastructure funding and delivery, including public housing. But what type of transformation do we want and how can this best be achieved?

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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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Can the private rental sector provide a secure, affordable housing solution?

19 October 2016

Despite a relatively healthy supply-side picture for the general housing market, the expected trickle down of housing opportunities to low-income households in Australia has failed to materialise.

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Let’s talk about the family home … and its exemption from the pension means test

25 July 2016

As the population ages and the government’s fiscal problems grow, there’s increasing policy interest in tapping into older people’s accumulated housing wealth to support retirement.

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What’s the key to home ownership for Gen Y?

24 June 2016

Growing concerns about their home ownership prospects have prompted those in Generation Y to become increasingly vocal about the difficulties of achieving home ownership.

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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.

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Turnbull should help the states switch stamp duty for land tax

20 April 2016

Before the government considers company or personal income tax cuts, it should help the states replace property stamp duties with a broad based land tax argues the Australian Council of Social Service.

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Leading RMIT academic examines the challenges of Italy’s urban life

24 March 2016

An RMIT researcher has recently spent three months in Italy studying one of the country's most neglected neighbourhoods and the challenges it presents for its people.

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Negative gearing: scrap or preserve?

25 February 2016

The Australian tax debate has placed negative gearing under scrutiny.