AHURI POLICY DEVELOPMENT
Understanding of housing, homelessness and related urban issues
Summaries and explainers on topical policy issues drawing on the AHURI research evidence-base and the data available from Australian and international research.
21 Nov 2017
The term housing continuum is used broadly in the housing strategies of most Australian State and Territory governments, but what does the term really mean?
8 Nov 2017
What barriers prevent people from moving to rural and regional locations?
1 Nov 2017
Modelling the removal of stamp duty and the imposition of a universal land tax.
26 Oct 2017
In comparison to owner-occupier households, relatively few rental properties feature energy saving devices such as insulation or more solar panels. Despite this, renters still spend lass than home owners on energy.
18 Oct 2017
For agencies providing social housing to Indigenous Australians it is important to be sensitive to cultural practices that may be at odds with, or even conflict with, norms of social housing operation and management.
17 Oct 2017
In the UK, government ‘Rent to buy’ programs are ways to help lower income households to afford to buy a home. In Australia ‘Rent to buy’ contracts are very different arrangements and have even been banned by one state.
6 Oct 2017
‘Build to rent’ is the process whereby developers build multi-unit buildings and retain ownership of them to rent to tenant households.
4 Oct 2017
The 2017 Budget introduced a tax measure to ‘stimulate affordable housing through Managed Investment Trusts’, but just what does the proposal offer?
19 Sep 2017
What can the 2016 Census tell us about the household incomes of households in the first (Q1) or second (Q2) quintile of Australia’s income distribution?
15 Sep 2017
One aspect of the growing awareness in the community of the terrible costs and impacts of domestic and family is its impact on homelessness.
14 Sep 2017
What are the length of rental leases in Australia’s States and Territories, and what impact does extending the maximum length have on the take up of longer-term leases?
1 Sep 2017
Public housing renewal and social mix - what is the issue?
28 Aug 2017
Across Australia, the vast majority of new housing supply is priced in the most expensive price deciles
16 Aug 2017
The 2016 Census shows a continuing fall in the proportion of Australian households who live in social housing.
3 Aug 2017
Outright home owners fell 10 percentage points between 1991 and 2016
26 Jul 2017
High house prices (particularly in Sydney and Melbourne) have led to calls for the easing of supply-side restrictions.
27 Jun 2017
2016 Census reveals fewer households being formed between 2011 and 2016 than previously.
31 May 2017
An examination of some of the 2017-18 Budget measures relevant to the Government’s Cities agenda
23 May 2017
Understanding value capture and how it can fund infrastructure
15 May 2017
Understanding social impact bonds and their use in Australia.
11 May 2017
A summary of the housing and homelessness measures in the 2017 Budget
7 Apr 2017
What is the right level of social housing for Australia, compared with EU, USA, Canada and NZ?
26 Apr 2017
The Australian Government is developing a City Deals program that is inspired by the UK Government’s City Deal model. But just what is a UK City Deal?
18 Apr 2017
The Australian Government’s City Deals are a way for governments, industry and local communities to develop collective plans for growth and commit to the actions, investments, reforms and governance needed to implement them.
4 Apr 2017
Inclusionary zoning is a land use planning intervention by government that either mandates or creates incentives so that a proportion of a residential development includes a number of affordable housing dwellings.
17 Mar 2017
The proportion of Australian households living in social housing has fallen, 2006 to 2016.
16 Mar 2017
Shared equity schemes, whereby the home buyer shares the capital cost of purchasing a home with an equity partner, allows lower income homebuyers to buy sooner.
6 Mar 2017
Understanding Australian property tax and modelling pathways for reform
1 Mar 2017
What are the stated objectives of the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) and the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH)?
21 Feb 2017
As high income central city workers can afford to live closer to their workplace, they travel less distance to work than middle or lower income central city workers.
15 Feb 2017
When compared with income in regional areas, the higher paid jobs cluster in Australia’s state and territory capital cities.
7 Feb 2017
Between 2006 and 2011, trains recorded greatest increase in patronage of work commuters, although many more people drove in a private car to work.
30 Jan 2017
AHURI research into a bond aggregator model for affordable housing informs Treasurers’ affordable housing plan
25 Jan 2017
In Australia’s capital cities, the central city area does contain a greater proportion of high income workers than either middle or low income workers, although the vast majority of all jobs are located in the suburbs.
10 Jan 2017
ABS Survey of Income and Housing reveals that households buying their first home are older than they were over a decade ago
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