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...

Investor home loan demand plunges in March

Home loan demand from investors has dropped by nine percent, the largest monthly percentage decline since 2015, new data has revealed.  According to new Housing...

Transport spending priorities leave city residents worse off

Australian governments are set to spend more on transport infrastructure than ever before. Federal and state infrastructure spending, driven largely by transport projects, was expected...

Rental affordability still poor for low income earners: report

Australians on government support payments can only afford six percent of rental properties, according to a report by Anglicare. Report highlights:  – 485 rentals were affordable...