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In the Media 5th December 2022

Homeless numbers have jumped since COVID housing efforts ended – and the problem is spreading beyond the big cities

The Times

The numbers of people who are homeless have risen sharply across Australia, with soaring housing costs emerging as the biggest driver of the increase. This article in The Times, written by AHURI researcher Hal Pawson, asserts that a plan to end homelessness requires a plan to overhaul our housing system so it produces enough suitable and affordable housing for all Australians.

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In the Media 28th November 2022

Do tenancy reforms to protect renters cause landlords to exit the market? No, but maybe they should

The Conversation

More Australians are renting their housing longer than in the past, but they have relatively little legal security against rent increases and evictions compared to tenants in other countries. When state governments suggest stronger protections for tenants, landlords and real estate agents claim it will cause disinvestment from the sector, increasing pressure on already tight rental markets. This article in The Conversation references recent AHURI research, which put the “disinvestment” claim to the test.

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In the Media 28th November 2022

Landlords sell to reap capital gains, not avoid rental reforms: study

The Age

This article in The Age references new AHURI research, which found that tenancy law reforms were at the bottom of the list of reasons why investors sold their properties, and examined the factors that influence landlords’ rental investment decisions by analysing rental bonds data after past rental reforms in NSW and Victoria as well as a survey of property investors.

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In the Media 6th November 2022

SAS widow Kylie Russell’s new fight to help homeless veterans

The West Australian

The Andrew Russell Veteran Living Program was established in Adelaide in 2016 by RSL Cares, and is the country’s only dedicated homeless accommodation service for contemporary veterans and works with them as individuals to link them with the support services they need. This article in The West Australian discusses SAS widow Kylie Russell’s fight to help homeless veterans, and features AHURI research, which found that veterans were at higher risk of homelessness than the general population, more likely to be homeless for longer, and less likely to access mainstream services.

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