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...

Consumer Protection warns Perth landlords over cannabis grow-houses

WA landlords are still being duped into renting their properties to crime gangs who turn their investment homes into cannabis grow-houses, causing extensive damage...

For the NDIS to be successful, our cities need to change

For the National Disability Insurance Scheme to be successful, our cities will need to change. By Ilan Wiesel - Lecturer in Urban Geography, University of Melbourne,...

People in parks feel more positive

People in parks are more positive, and around areas like major transport hubs more negative, according to our analysis of 2.2 million tweets in...

Melbourne’s ‘doughnut city’ housed its homeless

Revitalisation projects aimed at increasing residential populations in inner urban areas since the 1980s have resulted in the almost wholesale expulsion of the marginally...

Interest rate update: May 2018

The cash rate for May has been announced by the Reserve Bank of Australia following its regularly scheduled monthly board meeting. Surprising no one, the...