Making a global agenda work locally for healthy, sustainable living in tropical Australia

Life in the tropics is often seen as “living in paradise”, a place where everything grows and flourishes. This picture-postcard environment is not the...

Almost one tenth of Australians are apartment-living: report

Australia has about 2.6 million strata title lots with an insured value of $995bn, according to a new report by the City Futures Research...

Australia’s foreign real estate investment boom looks to be over. Here are five things...

Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) reported this week that foreign residential real estate approvals dropped significantly in the 2016-17 period. By Dallas Rogers - Program...

Councils’ help with affordable housing shows how local government can make a difference

Tasmania is in the grip of a rental housing affordability crisis. What do local governments do to help? By Erika Altmann - Property and Housing Management...

Housing affordability stress affects one in nine households, but which ones are really struggling?

Meeting the cost of buying a home or renting privately is difficult for many in Australia, and sadly impossible for some. By Lyrian Daniel -...

Housing costs are actually the same as in 1993, but renters still struggle

Even though house prices have risen substantially over recent decades, housing costs as a share of income have barely shifted in over 20 years....

Ditching the car may reduce your risk of dying from heart disease and stroke...

Swapping your car for more physically active forms of travel may reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death, our latest research shows. By Oliver...

The RBA’s shift to worrying about financial stability could be hurting Australian wages

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is making an explicit trade-off between inflation and financial stability concerns. And this could be weighing on Australians’...

Homelessness: Australia’s shameful story of policy complacency and failure continues

Exactly a decade ago in 2008, the Australian government committed to an ambitious strategy to halve national homelessness by 2020. By Hal Pawson - Associate Director -...

Lessons in resilience: what city planners can learn from Hobart’s flood

Hobart is a city known for its risk of catastrophic fire, such as the devastating wildfires of 1897-98 and 1967. As the second-driest city in Australia, until last week it...