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We now value the house as a wealth builder, not just a place to live in and raise a family. The result is a distorted investment market that makes home ownership and rental unaffordable.
New rules offer the possibility of an inclusive Australian society that enables people with the highest disability-related support needs to have equal access to mainstream services including housing.
In a nation where urban living is the ultimate attainment, some households are bracing against the surging tide of development.
Victoria has been lagging behind other states in developing an affordable housing strategy. Now that one has been released, how well does it meet the needs of households on lower incomes?
The housing supply solution our leaders are advocating will only work if affordability is simply a problem of supply. In fact, Australia is almost a world leader in rates of new housing production.
There is a way to get homes where we need them, and it's about making the most of what we've already got.
Our big cities increase incomes faster than population growth, but most residents miss out on the extra income growth. Creating multiple centres of activity may help make bigger better for everyone.
Any attempt to improve security for tenants should not deprive them, or their landlords, of the flexibility that many also want. The key problem is landlords' ability to give notice without a reason.
Weak state policies, which lack clear targets and mechanisms for providing more and better affordable housing, are part of the problem. Victoria still doesn't have an affordable housing strategy.
Generation Rent may force a complete rethinking of home ownership as a basis of our housing systems. Rather than representing security, these housing markets make us vulnerable.
The government has extended a contract with private security companies G4S and Serco.
To tout new housing production as the only solution to rising house prices, without examining the question of demand, is an ineffective policy position.
Renting makes financial sense in a number of circumstances; it's time to move away from the obsession with home ownership.
Renters worry that asking their landlords for better insulated homes could cause a rent hike.
The Swedish housing model, once an ideal, has become a nightmare for most Swedes. Many are left struggling to find a roof.
Ecologically sound housing needs to be built on a much larger scale.
The new NSW premier is right to identify housing affordability as a priority for the people and economy of Sydney. It's not just housing supply that's the problem – action is needed on many fronts.
Before you spend up on heating and cooling, here are a few simple retrofits to try first.
Bigger houses take more energy to build them, and use more energy.