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news 24th June 2021

New priority research project to examine COVID housing policy interventions

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic shocks had profound impacts on housing outcomes of many Australians and required rapid and large-scale interventions from different levels of government. The effectiveness of these interventions and the lessons to be learned are the focus of a newly funded AHURI priority research project.

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news 24th June 2021

New priority research project to examine COVID housing policy interventions

The research, ‘An evaluation of Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic housing policy responses’, is being led by Professor Chris Leishman, Director of the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Adelaide and will evaluate Australian housing system interventions instigated since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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news 23rd June 2021

Dr Adam Crowe awarded 2021 AHURI Postdoctoral Fellowship

AHURI is very pleased to announce that Dr Adam Crowe of Curtin University, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, has been awarded the 2021 AHURI Postdoctoral Fellowship to examine innovation in Australia’s private rental sector. The central aim of the research project is to identify and critically analyse innovative ways to improve tenure security within the private rental sector.

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news 17th June 2021

Realising the aspiration of 30-minute cities in Australia

Researchers from the University of Sydney have used new data sources and tools to develop a novel framework that could be the key to realising Australia’s ambition of 30-minute cities.
The study ‘New housing supply, population growth, and access to social infrastructure', undertaken for AHURI, reveals that access to schools and hospitals in greenfield areas lags notably behind regional averages.

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news 27th May 2021

Essential workers pushed out of Sydney and Melbourne by high housing costs

The research, ‘Housing key workers: scoping challenges, aspirations, and policy responses for Australian cities’, undertaken for AHURI by researchers from the University of Sydney examines the affordability, housing situations and commuting patterns of key workers (including teachers, nurses, emergency service workers, community welfare workers, public transport operators, delivery personnel, cleaners and laundry workers) in Sydney and Melbourne.

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