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.
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.
In Australia, new or renewed subsidised housing stock is reliant on leveraging market values of public land assets through tenure diversification. While mixed tenure (MT) policies have become a tool for increasing affordable and social housing, land-value models have led to an uneven distribution of housing projects.
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.
This scoping project will investigate the extent to which the homelessness system and policies in Australia respond to the specific housing needs of people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism, and the intersectoral linkage between the homelessness and disability sectors.
This Investigative Panel will establish the housing circumstances and experiences of temporary visa holders (TVHs) in Australia and provide critical evidence of challenges and opportunities in the development of housing policy and service provision. The panel’s findings will form a set of policy and practice recommendations to improve housing outcomes for TVHs.