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news 21st April 2016

Housing should be assessed as infrastructure, say researchers

In a speech to the Australian Smart Cities and Infrastructure Conference in April, the Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, Hon Angus Taylor MP, proposed the Australian Government act more like an investor when funding state and territory infrastructure projects, focusing on projects that deliver a commercial return.

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news 29th February 2016

Infographic: Housing affordability stress

Housing affordability stress occurs when a household in the bottom 40 per cent of Australia's income distribution levels (i.e. in the bottom two quintiles) pays 30 per cent or more of its income in housing costs.

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news 29th February 2016

AHURI researcher profile: Rachel Ong

Rachel was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from Curtin University before being appointed as a senior lecturer and, is now Deputy Director at the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre. Much of her work is on the economics of housing, and she has a strong interest in the intersection of housing and ageing issues.

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