How migration affects housing affordability

So much of Australia’s history and success is built on immigration. By John Daley (Chief Executive Officer, Grattan Institute), Brendan Coates (Fellow, Grattan Institute) and...

Opinion: Why housing affordability talk is just hot air

By Martin North, cross-posted from the Digital Finance Analytics Blog: So, suddenly it's politically correct to be discussing “housing affordability”. But talk is cheap, as...

Average home size hits 22-year low, but VIC homes still top the list

Victorians are building the biggest houses in Australia, ahead of the Australian Capital Territory, Western Australia and Queensland, CommSec reports. New data analysis by CommSec shows the...

Extra costs for ACT tenants possible under new tenancy changes

Renting in Canberra? As a result of new changes to tenancy law, you could face paying up to six weeks' of rent if you break your lease early.

Post-pandemic cities can permanently reclaim public spaces as gathering places

Will the COVID-19 pandemic prompt a shift to healthier cities that focus on wellness rather than functional...

Half of over-55s are open to downsizing – if they can find homes

More than half of Australians over the age of 55 are open to downsizing, according to a new report based on a survey of 2,400 households.

Once a building is destroyed, can the loss of a place like The Corkman...

Since the illegal demolition of the historic Corkman Irish Pub in Melbourne in 2016, debate has raged about the best way forward for this historic place.

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...

Housing stress underscores need to guide wayward policymaking

A recent policy pledge by Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen has given fresh heart to campaigners for the restoration of the former National Housing Supply...

A time to embrace the edge spaces that make our neighbourhoods tick

As we emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns, it is timely to reflect on how the design of our neighbourhoods and the ways we interact with them affect our lived experience.