Prof Kath Hulse is one of Australia's leading housing researchers, particularly in the area of private rental housing. She won the 2016 Professor Mike Berry Award for Excellence in Housing Research for her paper Renting in a home owning society: Disaster, deviance or diversity?
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.
As the Australian Government's cities agenda is focussing on local jobs and affordable housing, recent AHURI research reveals the impacts of high housing costs for low-income workers who work in the central city areas in Perth, Darwin, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
For managers of social housing and Indigenous tenants knowing 'the rules' is important, but there is confusion as to what the rules are, who they apply to and just what they mean?