Tag: housing policy
The stereotype of a homeless person – those living in tents or sleeping in parks or doorways...
Further investment focused on housing supply, in particular social housing, will be needed to sustain a recovery.
As soon as the COVID-19 pandemic caused businesses to shut down, state governments acted to avoid evictions by introducing moratoriums.
Australia’s six-month moratorium on evictions is due to end soon. Some states have extended the moratorium, but when it ends that’s likely to force even more Australians into housing insecurity and outright homelessness.
A new report from the New South Wales Productivity Commission (NSWPC) announces that “[higher] housing costs […] impose broader economic costs”.
A target of 70% private and 30% public dwellings is an accepted standard for public housing renewal projects in several Australian states.
Short-term fixes have highlighted the entrenched failings of Australia’s housing system. This crisis has laid bare five major vulnerabilities.
The assumption that retired people have minimal housing costs underpins the settings of our retirement incomes system.
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.