Residents of the outer suburbs like the green spaces and sense of community, but lament the lack of access to transport and other services

What Residents Have to Say about Life on the Urban Fringe

Recent studies show Melbourne’s and Sydney’s fast-growing outer suburbs lag behind other parts of the city in access to urban design, employment and amenities...
When prices are falling, fewer home owners will choose to sell if they can afford to stay put.

Why Falling House Prices do Less to Improve Affordability Than You Might Think

Housing prices are falling in Sydney and Melbourne, so housing must be becoming more affordable – right? Via the Conversation - By Chris Leishman (Professor...

Why Outer Suburbs Lack Inner City’s ‘Third Places’: A Partial Defence of the Hipster

One of the stark differences between neighbourhoods in the inner city and outer suburbs in Australia is the quality and type of retail offerings. By...

Opinion: Why Labor’s Proposed Changes to Negative Gearing Hurts Their Own Voters More Than...

It is true that housing affordability is a major concern for many Australians, and hence is still featuring as a key topic in the...
infrastructure

Is Social Housing Essential Infrastructure?

We know that safe, adequate, affordable and appropriate housing is essential for our health, well-being and social and economic security. Via The Conversation, by Kathleen Flanagan...

Head Start For Homeowners Makes a Big Difference For Housing Stress

Housing affordability changes over the years for homeowners, but this has been largely ignored. The focus has mostly been on entry-level affordability for home...

Life In a Tiny House: What’s It Like and How Can It Be Made...

Mention “tiny house” in any social gathering and people almost always say, “Oh I love tiny houses.” The enthusiasm for tiny houses isn’t matched, however, by...
The stereotype of a dependent generation who won’t leave home overlooks the many reasons adult family members choose to live together in the one house.

Why Adult Children Stay at Home: Beyond the Myths of Kidults, Kippers and Gestaters

We’ve all seen it in the movies: overgrown “kidults” living at home while their parents pick up their dirty laundry, cook their meals and vacuum around...

‘Growth’ of Community Housing May Be An Illusion. The Cost-Shifting Isn’t.

Southern Cross Housing, a non-profit community housing provider, took over management of just under 1,000 public housing dwellings on the New South Wales South...

How Moving House Changes You

Many people move in the summer months, but not everyone realises that moving starts a process of identity transformation that never really stops. Via The...