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brief 27th July 2020

What is cities policy in Australia?

Over seventeen million Australians—around 67 per cent of the total population—live in the nation’s capital cities. Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane (our largest cities) are growing most rapidly, with Melbourne’s population increasing by 2.3% in 2018-19, followed closely by Brisbane (2.1%) and Sydney (1.7%); across all capital cities the population grew by 1.8%.

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brief 22nd July 2020

Examining the role of social housing landlords

The sudden hard lockdown of nine Victorian Government-managed public housing towers during the current COVID-19 pandemic in order to prevent the spread of the disease has raised issues about the responsibilities of social landlords in supporting vulnerable tenants.

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brief 10th July 2020

COVID-19 reshaping migration in Australia’s cities


The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Australia in many different ways, with the implications for cities and housing markets likely to be significant.

Before the pandemic, immigration fuelled the growth of Australia’s largest cities, with Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney among the fastest growing urban places in the OECD.

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