Research in progress
Explore our current research projects underway, examining a range of contemporary housing and urban policy questions. Current research priorities are determined in consultation with state/territory and federal government officials, industry and non-government experts.
Poor quality housing is swiftly coming to the fore of discussion in the Australian popular media, nongovernment organisation (NGO) advocacy programs and political messaging. Largely missing from this discussion, however, is sustained and productive debate on options for policy action.
To access affordable housing, lower-income households rely on private rental sector (PRS) policy settings that facilitate a supply of rental housing which is affordable, available, adequate and in the right locations.
This project will map the actions governments can best take to ensure Australia’s regional housing markets can respond to the short, medium and long-term disruptions that affect them now and into the foreseeable future.
The allocation of responsibility for areas of public policy is often called 'machinery of government'. Housing policy in Australia has been governed by a variety of differently structured organisational units across the federal and state governments.
Despite national and international evidence suggesting the lifetime significance of gender as a key determinant in housing outcomes and housing assistance recipiency, no comprehensive approach to understanding gender and its role in housing currently exists in Australia, nor internationally.