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News items from AHURI research, events and housing policy development

On this page, you will find recent news items from a broad range of topics.  You can also receive the news items through the AHURI News email newsletter.

What do we want from our homes?

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17 Sep 2020

AHURI Inquiry to Australians’ housing aspirations

Cheaper rent often means higher commuting costs for low-income workers: report

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14 Sep 2020

AHURI research examines commuting costs for low-income workers in Australian cities.

AHURI to host COVID-19 international housing policy exchange

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9 Sep 2020

AHURI has formed a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to convene an international housing policy exchange in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Around 1.5 million new homes built in 10 years in Australia, but housing is becoming less diverse

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8 Sep 2020

New AHURI research examines the quantity, composition and distribution of new housing supply across Australia between 2006 and 2016

Closing the Gap targets improved housing for Indigenous Australians

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25 Aug 2020

The National Agreement on Closing the Gap has for the first time included housing among its 16 key national socio-economic targets .

‘Smart Cities’ at risk of brain drain without diverse housing types, tenures and prices

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24 Aug 2020

New research from AHURI examines the role of affordable rental housing in supporting innovation-led employment growth in Australia’s metropolitan and satellite cities.

Head leasing programs for low income Australians.

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11 Aug 2020

How are state and territory governments using head leasing schemes for transitional housing across Australia?

Long-term social housing offers best chance for tenants who experience adversity

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7 Aug 2020

AHURI research explores how social housing pathways are conceptualised and constructed by housing policies in Australia

Why Australia needs a national cities research agenda

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27 Jul 2020

AHURI’s Head of Development Dr Tom Alves outlines the importance of a national approach to cities and urban research and policy planning.

AHURI evidence informs government homelessness Inquiries

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22 Jul 2020

AHURI has presented submissions to both the Federal and Victorian Governments’ current inquiries into homelessness.

Success of city deals requires explicit support for affordable housing: report

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22 Jul 2020

City Deals that connect jobs and affordable housing for workers in Australia’s cities and regions could be the key to urban productivity growth, new AHURI research reveals.

Family violence, poverty and lack of housing behind rising numbers of homeless families

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23 Jun 2020

Latest AHURI research finds that prevention and early intervention responses can help at-risk families before they become homeless

Australian Government announces Homebuilder stimulus program

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10 Jun 2020

The Australian Government has announced the HomeBuilder program as a way to increase residential housing supply and lift the construction market by encouraging the commencement of new home builds and renovations in 2020.

AHURI report finds that failure to address the needs of apartment residents risks the cohesion of our cities

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28 May 2020

AHURI report examines the needs of a rapidly increasing population of lower-income, high-density apartment residents.

Michael Fotheringham joins Homelessness Australia Board

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27 May 2020

AHURI’s Executive Director Dr Michael Fotheringham has joined the Board of Homelessness Australia – the national peak body for homelessness in Australia.

Government responds to House of Representative cities inquiry

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27 May 2020

The Australian Government has announced in principle support for a number of important recommendations in their response to a House of Representative Inquiry into the Australian Government’s role in the development of cities.

AHURI announces eight COVID-19 research projects to inform housing policy response to pandemic

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26 May 2020

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) is pleased to announce the COVID-19 Research Agenda — eight priority research projects that will help governments at all levels make the best housing policy decisions during and following the coronavirus pandemic.

AHURI research informs Australian Government Inquiry into Newstart

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13 May 2020

AHURI's submission to the 'Inquiry into the adequacy of Newstart and related payments and alternative mechanisms to determine the level of income support payments in Australia’, cites findings from our research informing the final report

2020 National Housing Research Program commences

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12 May 2020

Research funded by AHURI as part of the 2020 National Housing Research Program (NHRP).

Trends show that home ownership is unlikely to increase in the future

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7 May 2020

The research explores trends driving reduced home ownership both internationally and domestically

AHURI announces the rapid response COVID-19 Research Agenda

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5 May 2020

AHURI has launched the COVID-19 Research Agenda with our partner universities to further build and support housing and urban policy in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local initiatives show success in reducing youth homelessness and early school leaving

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16 Apr 2020

The research identified and proposed measures that could, if implemented, reduce youth homelessness and lead to improved outcomes for young people who experience homelessness.

Update on AHURI activities in response to COVID-19

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18 Mar 2020

An update on continuing our research publishing and engagement program for the foreseeable future.

Update on AHURI conferences in response to COVID-19

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13 Mar 2020

A message from our Executive Director on AHURI conferences in response to COVID-19.

Being ‘successful’ in social housing may mean staying

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13 Mar 2020

New research seeks to understand pathways into, within, and out of social housing tenancies

Untreated and deteriorating mental health increases chances of experiencing financial hardship and being forced to move

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19 Feb 2020

Examining the relationship between housing and mental health pathways.

Session to highlight ‘circuit breakers’ that allow people experiencing mental health issues to overcome barriers to housing instability

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22 Jan 2020

Panel to examine examples of best practice in linking mental health and housing services.

‘20 years of AHURI’ commemorative publication launched

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10 Dec 2019

Acknowledging two decades developing a housing and urban research evidence-base

SA Government releases 10-year housing strategy

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10 Dec 2019

AHURI research on future housing demand supported the development of the plan

Keynote speaker announced for one-day conference

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4 Dec 2019

To speak at AHURI's next one-day conference, Housing: the foundation for mental health

AHURI to present at State of Australian Cities 2019

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27 Nov 2019

AHURI to present at State of Australian Cities 2019

Productivity Commission mental health report highlights housing services

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22 Nov 2019

AHURI to present Trajectories research to Inquiry

Homelessness amongst Australian veterans higher than for the general population

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7 Nov 2019

AHURI research undertaken for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Australian Government to review retirement income supports

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31 Oct 2019

Housing wealth an important component of retirement income

AHURI policy and stakeholder engagement

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3 Oct 2019

Major inquiries, working groups, committees and events

AHURI issues report into study tour of Canada

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3 Oct 2019

2018 International Study Tour to Canada

Recent research at AHURI

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3 Oct 2019

Policy Evidence Summary distils key findings and key visualisations, tables and graphs

Indigenous Perspectives on Housing & Homelessness in Canada

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13 Sep 2019

Margaret Pfoh from Canada's Aboriginal Housing Management Association addressed the National Housing Conference

Four Nations: International housing strategies examined at NHC 2019

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13 Sep 2019

Global housing challenges faced by countries including Ireland, Canada, New Zealand and Australia

Wrap up of the 2019 National Housing Conference

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13 Sep 2019

The National Housing Conference was held in Darwin from 27 to 30 August 2019

AHURI Policy Impact Statement 2018–19 highlights the year's achievements

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26 Aug 2019

AHURI is pleased to release its annual Policy Impact Statement for 2017–19. The Statement highlights AHURI’s achievements across research, engagement and policy impact activities.

Infrastructure Australia recognises social housing as key infrastructure

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23 Aug 2019

Infrastructure Australia has released the Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019, which, for the first time, has expanded to cover the challenges and opportunities in providing Australia’s social infrastructure.

AHURI research explores South Australian housing futures

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6 Aug 2019

AHURI has conducted an extensive audit of South Australia's current housing assets and mapped upcoming demand in order to fully understand present and future housing needs.

NHC speakers share international housing perspectives from Ireland, New Zealand, Canada and Australia

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1 Aug 2019

The National Housing Conference's final plenary session, 'Four Nations: Perspectives from Ireland, New Zealand, Canada and Australia', will bring together housing leaders from around the world.

AHURI launches Cities Research Agenda

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10 Jul 2019

AHURI is pleased to announce the launch of its Cities Research Agenda featuring five inaugural research projects.

Federal Minister for housing completes opening plenary line-up

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5 Jul 2019

Hon Michael Sukkar MP will deliver the Ministerial Keynote Address at the National Housing Conference

Celebrating 20 years of AHURI

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3 Jul 2019

2019 marks 20 years of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.

Senator Malarndirri McCarthy to deliver NHC keynote

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1 Jul 2019

Senator Malarndirri McCarthy will give the opening keynote address on day two of the National Housing Conference.

Final concurrent sessions now live for #NHCDarwin

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30 May 2019

The first report from a national study by AHURI and Mind Australia into the housing and mental health pathways of people with lived experience of mental ill-health has been published

New report examines evidence on housing and mental health

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28 May 2019

The first report from a national study by AHURI and Mind Australia into the housing and mental health pathways of people with lived experience of mental ill-health has been published

Successful 2019 National Housing Research Program commences

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28 May 2019

Research was funded by AHURI as part of the 2019 National Housing Research Program (NHRP).

Who are the new Ministers for housing, homelessness and urban issues after the May 2019 election?

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27 May 2019

The re-election of the Morrison Government has added new Ministers to the portfolios connected with important housing, homelessness and urban issues.

AHURI Discussion Series on the ‘Future of renting’ explores Sydney’s private rental market

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20 May 2019

The upcoming AHURI Discussion Series will take an in-depth look at the rental market in Sydney, and the broader state of New South Wales.

AHURI Discussion Series on the ‘Future of renting’ explores Adelaide private rental market

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20 May 2019

The upcoming AHURI Discussion Series will take an in-depth look at the rental market in South Australia

Research Agenda 2020 announced

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13 May 2019

Priority housing, urban and cities issues to be investigated by the AHURI network.

Canadian Indigenous housing expert features at NHC 2019

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13 May 2019

Canadian Indigenous housing expert Margaret Pfoh to speak at NHC 2019.

AHURI participates in Planning Congress

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30 Apr 2019

AHURI researcher Dr Laura Crommelin will speak on the potential for new technologies to disrupt housing policy at the up-coming Planning Institute of Australia’s Planning Congress

Six new NHC sessions announced

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16 Apr 2019

The first day of concurrent sessions for the National Housing Conference 2019 program has been launched.

NHC to explore dynamic shifts in housing and cities

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16 Apr 2019

Australians are living in urban areas at higher rates than ever before and more than a quarter of all households are private renters. The National Housing Conference 2019 will feature a range of experts to examine these dynamic shifts.

Grant for Territory NGOs to attend NHC

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10 Apr 2019

The NT Government has announced a grant program to help eligible organisations attend the National Housing Conference in 2019

What's in the 2019–20 Budget for cities?

AHURI News

8 Apr 2019

The recently announced 2019–20 Federal Budget included a number of measures relating to Australian cities and urban environments

What's in the 2019–20 Budget for housing and homelessness?

AHURI Brief

8 Apr 2019

The 2019–20 Federal Budget was recently announced and includes measures relating to housing and homelessness

New Chair and members announced for AHURI Board

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8 Apr 2019

AHURI is very pleased to welcome Mr Adrian Harrington as the new chair of the AHURI Board

National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation issues first bond to community housing providers

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22 Mar 2019

AHURI is very pleased to congratulate the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) on issuing its first bond to community housing providers.

AHURI event will examine how to meet Queensland's social housing need

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19 Mar 2019

The upcoming AHURI Discussion Series in Brisbane 'Is social housing infrastructure' is well timed to highlight research and policy discussion for all working in the social housing sector in Queensland.

AHURI participates in major policy conversations

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7 Mar 2019

National working groups and committees across housing, homelessness and cities policy

NHC 2019 program launched

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21 Feb 2019

The first instalment of the National Housing Conference 2019 program has been launched.

AHURI Scholars Symposium builds future research careers

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19 Feb 2019

An ongoing commitment to capacity building within Australian housing and urban research

Research and industry experts discuss 'Is social housing as infrastructure?'

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13 Feb 2019

The first edition of the AHURI Discussion Series held in Melbourne on 11 Feb 2019 examined the question 'Is social housing infrastructure?'

High honours awarded to housing researchers

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11 Feb 2019

AHURI has awarded high honours to housing researchers Professor Rachel Ong ViforJ and Dr Kathleen Flanagan at the Australasian Housing Researchers Conference.

Super saver pricing extended for NHC 2019

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6 Feb 2019

The super saver registration rate for the National Housing Conference has been extended until 1 March

Stan Grant announced as keynote speaker for NHC 2019

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31 Jan 2019

Walkley Award winning journalist Stan Grant has been announced as a keynote speaker for NHC 2019

Speakers confirmed for Melbourne event—'Is social housing infrastructure?'

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24 Jan 2019

Thought leaders, policy makers and industry leaders will explore the question 'Is social housing infrastructure?'

AHURI partners with Q shelter for Community Rent Scheme evaluation

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9 Jan 2019

AHURI and Q Shelter are partnering to undertake an evaluation of Queensland's Community Rent Scheme to inform the future operating model for community housing programs across the state.

AHURI launches Discussion Series

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9 Jan 2019

The AHURI Discussion Series will explore policy relevant housing and urban topics through focussed 90 minute panel discussions.

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