The rear of 30-32 Oxford Street, an area of Sydney affected by an outbreak of bubonic plague in 1900.
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New research finds almost a million Australians are living in poor or very poor-quality housing, with more than 100,000 in dwellings regarded as very poor or derelict.
Nne-star-rated ‘Catalyst’ houses built to maximise passive solar principles were evaluated against seven control houses built to DHHS standards.
Emerging research challenges the idea that sustainable housing is unaffordable. It shows sustainability and good design can be affordable when analyses include social, health and wellbeing benefits.
The Queensland government’s interpretation of public housing transfers conflicts with that of Labor colleagues federally and in some other states.
Given its flagship status, the Logan public housing project’s abandonment could be a serious setback for Australian housing and urban policy.
Governments need not only to create affordable housing, but to keep it affordable in the long run.
Some common misapprehensions remain about who needs affordable housing and how those needs might be met.
Before entering politics, Scott Morrison was employed to develop policy for the Property Council of Australia, which is now leading the charge against negative-gearing reform.
The default position for politicians is to sound concerned about housing affordability, but do nothing. This can be explained by the idea of 'policy capture', in this case by industry interests.
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It is 2016 but, when it comes to housing, in many ways it could actually be 1891.
Housing affordability, especially in Sydney, is now a source of political protests and the NSW government has announced a funding scheme with the potential to ease the pressure.
In what looks to be a landmark policy announcement with possible national ramifications, the NSW government has outlined the first phase of a $1 billion fund to develop social and affordable housing.
Thatcher's right to buy scheme had some unexpected consequences for society's most disadvantaged citizens.
10 Red Road Court.
As Glasgow's most famous tower blocks are razed, we're again being asked to celebrate destruction of old notions of housing provision. We should treat it as a different opportunity entirely.
Protesters prevent sheriff officers entering the tenements of rent refusers.
Rocketing rents? Fierce protests against housing policies against the interests of the poor? Cereal Killer attacks have many predecessors - particularly Glasgow in 1915.
Despite the signing of agreements with NSW and Victoria to roll out the NDIS, many people with disability will still need much better supported housing options.
As the NDIS roll-out begins, Australia faces a housing shortfall affecting up to 122,000 participants. Developing smart technology and design offers more independent living for people with disability.
A budget without bite for tackling a shortfall of homes.
The budget contained some major housing reforms, but the chancellor had no answer to the sector's number-one problem.
Record-low interest rates could further inflate the housing markets in Sydney and Melbourne.
While policies such as negative gearing have helped middle to high income earners own property, they have also locked low income earners out of the market and created an unequal housing sector.
Miliband might ease the squeeze in Canary Wharf but what about the rest of the country?
Miliband throws renters a lifeline but the neediest still miss out on affordable housing.
We haven’t built enough council houses since the 60s.
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Most of the best local authority homes were sold off under Thatcher: what's left won't help the housing crisis.
Housing Association tenants will get the right to buy.
The Conservatives have long dreamed of a property-owning democracy but this version will not solve the UK's modern housing nightmare.
New homes like this one in Sydney’s south-west would be within reach for more first-time buyers in New South Wales if the state government supported shared home buying schemes.
New South Wales is Australia's most populous state, with the most expensive capital city – yet it's done less than many other states to develop cost-effective options for aspiring home owners.
The grass is always greener on the other side of an interview with Nick Ferrari.
One wants to spend £60,000 on a council house the other thinks it costs the same to build a conservatory.
Australia needs look at inclusionary housing policies to boost the number of affordable housing options.
Australia’s residential house prices rank among the highest in the world, and an increasing number of aspiring home owners are finding themselves locked out of the property market. While low interest rates…
Housing First is a program that offers housing to homeless drug users – regardless of whether or not they’re drug free – with a goal of social recovery.
Over the past decade, drug use in the US has risen dramatically, with heroin use reaching epidemic proportions. The country’s policy for combating abuse has involved incarceration, abstinence-only treatment…