2016 News

Australian housing research and policy news from 2016

AHURI year in review 2016


21 Dec 2016

We’re proud of what we and our research centre partners have achieved in 2016. Review our most read reports, our impact on policy and our most engaging topics for the year.

AHURI to evaluate housing for young people with a disability


19 Dec 2016

AHURI Professional Services is to work in partnership with the Summer Foundation to evaluate the effectiveness of new housing for people with a disability

Brisbane Youth Services evaluation


19 Dec 2016

AHURI’s professional services team wins tender to evaluate pilot project providing mobile sustainable tenancy service for young people

AHURI homelessness services report for Ministers released


15 Dec 2016

The AHURI ‘Effectiveness of the homelessness services system’ report written for the Housing Ministers meeting in November has been released and is available for download on the AHURI website.

Swinburne University honours AHURI - Swinburne Research centre


13 Dec 2016

Swinburne University of Technology has awarded one of the two 2016 VC Research Excellence Awards to the AHURI - Swinburne Research Centre

Bond Aggregator model adopted for Treasurers’ affordable housing plan


7 Dec 2016

Treasurers consider the Affordable Housing Working Group’s report

States and Territories agree to ongoing support for National Housing Research Program


5 Dec 2016

Communique from Housing and Homelessness Ministers’ meeting released

Government Indigenous housing review


28 Nov 2016

The Australian Government has announced a review into remote Indigenous housing to explore ways to increase supply and improve the quality of housing

Growing interest in social impact investments


15 Nov 2016

The recent release of the Department of Social Services’ report, ‘Social impact investing research’, is evidence of the growing interest in the use of social impact investment strategies.

AHURI research project to support homeless veterans


8 Nov 2016

AHURI’s Professional services team to undertake research into homelessness in the veteran community.

Queensland to re-join the National Housing Research Program


7 Nov 2016

AHURI welcomes the Queensland Government’s announcement of its intention to return to the National Housing Research Program.

Ministerial speeches lead AHURI conference


24 Oct 2016

Over 200 housing professionals and policy makers from across Australia attended the AHURI one-day conference

Finding housing reduces use of mental health services


13 Oct 2016

AHURI research reveals being housed leads to reduction in use of mental health services by people who had been homeless

Expert panel examines housing tax reform


13 Oct 2016

Former Deputy Prime Minister, Prof. Brian Howe AO, and Federal Opposition Leader, Dr John Hewson AM, join the AHURI Inquiry into tax reform.

Industry leaders advise AHURI Inquiry


6 Oct 2016

Social impact investment Inquiry to benefit from the expertise of leading practitioners from government and business.

Are rising house prices good for the economy?


6 Oct 2016

As house prices rise, older women homeowners have a greater likelihood of reducing their participation in the labour force.

New AHURI report into competition and consumer choice in housing assistance

AHURI Inquiry into housing assistance

29 Aug 2016

Increasing supply of affordable housing critical to enabling competition and consumer choice in housing assistance

AHURI researcher profile: Kath Hulse

AHURI researcher profile

10 Jun 2016

Kath Hulse is Professor of Housing Studies at Swinburne University of Technology

Productivity Commission to examine competition and choice in human services

New inquiry to examine topic covered at a recent AHURI conference

11 May 2016

Productivity Commission inquiry to identify services within the human services sector.

Cost of youth homelessness

The cost of youth homelessness in Australia research briefing

5 May 2016

Youth homelessness costs Australia $17,868 per person per year in health and justice costs

New Evidence-Based Policy Inquiries

AHURI Evidence-Based Policy Inquiry details

28 Apr 2016

Further project details are now available for the Inquiries funded through the 2016 National Housing Research Program

AHURI conference highlights choice in delivering welfare, housing services

AHURI conference, Melbourne

21 Apr 2016

My way home: competition and choice in human services

2017 AHURI funding round now open

2017 funding round

11 Apr 2016

The 2017 AHURI Inquiry topics announced, funding round open for applications.

Federal cities policy, housing affordability and low income jobs

New AHURI research

6 Apr 2016

Research into high urban housing costs complements the Australian Government's cities agenda

Royal Commission into Family Violence housing recommendations

Royal Commission into Family Violence

6 Apr 2016

Key recommendation from Royal Commission into Family Violence supported by AHURI research

'Rules' flexibility helps Indigenous social housing tenants succeed

New AHURI research into social housing and indigenous tenants

31 Mar 2016

Tenants, government housing providers and Indigenous organisations are often seeking different outcomes from social housing, which leads to considerable misunderstanding and diversity of views.

St Vincent de Paul report cites AHURI research

The Ache for Home report

21 Mar 2016

AHURI research supports a proposed Social and Affordable Housing Fund

Ian Winter to chair new working group

National Affordable Housing Consortium working group

21 Mar 2016

Dr Ian Winter, AHURI Executive Director chairs housing working group

Inquiries funded through 2016 AHURI National Housing Research Program

Announcing four new Evidence-Based Policy Inquiries

18 Mar 2016

Each Inquiry is targeted at a pressing policy issue and is supported by a number of supporting research projects which build the knowledge and new ideas critical to addressing the policy question.

Recognising excellence in housing research

AHURI housing awards 2016

29 Feb 2016

Housing researchers from Swinburne University and The University of Adelaide have been recognised with awards at the recent Australasian Housing Researchers Conference in Auckland.

AHURI researcher profile: Rachel Ong

AHURI researcher profile

29 Feb 2016

Rachel Ong is Associate Professor at Curtin University.