The NSW Government has released a proposal that would give property buyers the choice to either pay a large upfront cost of stamp duty (and ongoing land tax if applicable) or to pay a much smaller annual property tax.
Australian renters have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 facing income loss, the inability to pay rent, tenure insecurity and eviction risk. Twenty leading thinkers from housing, economics, policy, urban planning, and epidemiology have explored the results from a survey of 15,000 renting households for the publication Rental Insights: A COVID-19 Collection released today.
Suicide Prevention Australia has published a rapid research review undertaken by AHURI and commissioned by the National Suicide Prevention Taskforce on the links between housing related factors and suicide.
With modelling suggesting that between 1,008,000 and 1,752,000 people will be unemployed in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of households living in a precarious situation will likely remain high even after any partial recovery in 2021, new AHURI research has revealed.
COVID-19 has exacerbated vulnerabilities such as poor housing quality and location, housing affordability, energy poverty, and a range of social, mental and physical health conditions, new AHURI research has revealed.