News from the housing sector, relevant academic publications and media.
Map of Australian LGAs - A useful map of all Australian local government areas (LGAs) is available here.
Project Investigator Prof. Chris Paris at AHURI Conference - Project Investigator Emeritus Professor Chris Paris will be facilitating the Locally made: affordable housing and local government session at AHURI’s National Housing Conference in Sydney in late 2017. More information can be found here.
2016 National Social Housing Survey Released - The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has just released a substantial report on social housing. The 2016 National Social Housing Survey sampled almost 10,000 tenants in public housing, state owned and managed Indigenous housing, and community housing between May and August 2016. The document can be found here.
Noosa Council – Housing Needs Assessment - A housing needs study completed by Sharyn Briggs. The full study is available here.
Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, 15-17 February 2017, RMIT University Melbourne - The 10th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference was held at RMIT in the Melbourne CBD. It was a great opportunity to meet other researchers and bounce around a few ideas about my proposed research; and to meet Lenka Thompson and Professor Alan Morris. … More Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, 15-17 February 2017, RMIT University Melbourne
Housing is a human right, not a commodity - Toronto’s overheated housing market is now being called a crisis, and evidence has been offered to support wildly divergent opinions on its causes. Some suggest it’s a problem of unprecedented demand for housing; others say it’s all about lack of sufficient supply. I’d like to suggest it’s neither. Read the rest of Leilani Farha’s piece in … More Housing is a human right, not a commodity
Innovation in housing for seniors - Local governments in Australia often seek new ways to assist their residents with their housing, with older residents in particular often a target for such assistance. New ideas and models are called for if local governments are to make a contribution to the housing affordability problem. The information below outlines a new solution to this challenge. … More Innovation in housing for seniors
Why secure and affordable housing is an increasing worry for age pensioners - A piece published in The Conversation by Alan Morris. Read it here.
NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes lashes out at negative gearing - The NSW Planning Minister, Rob Stokes, has blamed negative gearing tax breaks for worsening housing affordability in Sydney, and declared the supply of new dwellings alone will not make property affordable for those who need it. Read the full article here.
Treasurer Scott Morrison seeks to address housing affordability - Treasurer Scott Morrison has waded into the housing affordability debate in a speech to the Urban Development Institute of Australia. Additional coverage in the Sydney Morning Herald and an analysis in The Conversation.