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.
Inquiry into developing a long-term governance and resource framework for sustainable and effective Indigenous housing
There is considerable variation in current approaches to Indigenous housing support across Australia and the system is experiencing significant challenges in improving housing outcomes. This Inquiry will allow us to move beyond this unsatisfactory situation to develop a longterm vision and framework to better support Indigenous housing.
Australia is facing increased severity and frequency of rapid-impact natural hazards, including windstorms, bushfires and floods. All have the potential for substantial (and catastrophic) lasting environmental, social and economic impacts on communities and households. Associated damage to housing stock is a major aspect of concern. In enacting effective counter-measures – ranging from prevention, mitigation, preparedness, disaster response and recovery – institutional and organisational barriers are faced.
The Inquiry will develop an in-depth understanding of the prospects for transforming Australia’s straitened social housing sector into a system for socially supported housing pathways.
Housing affordability is largely understood as the relationship between direct housing costs (mortgage and rent payments) and household income. It is tied to the principle that households should have access to an adequate standard of housing without the cost burden impacting on household wellbeing.
The project will use 2011 and 2016 ABS census internal migration and journey-to-work data to compute indices of neighbourhood change.