This research reviewed first homebuyer (FHB) assistance programs in Australia and seven comparator countries: Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Singapore and the UK. It considered to what degree such assistance are effective in expanding access to home ownership to those whose entry would be otherwise delayed or impossible, or in making more affordable and less risky the cost of home ownership.
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This research analyses current geographic mobility and downsizing behaviours among Australians aged over 55 to describe the nature of downsizing decisions, together with the barriers and consequences of those decisions.
This research examined how Australia’s tax and transfer system, especially in relation to the age pension, impacts on household retirement choices.
This research Inquiry presented evidence on how housing policies might promote labour force participation and economic growth through four channels—housing supply responsiveness, labour mobility, employment decisions and consumption.
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