New research reveals outdated concepts and thinking are shaping Australia’s troubled housing system.
The promotion of home ownership as a way of funding care in later life is part of a broader policy trend toward making people individually responsible for the opportunities they have.
The 2016 Census reveals that Australia is becoming much more diverse – in terms of language, country of birth, Indigenous status, and religion.
Justifying Sydney’s ranking as a liveable city requires greater recognition of the inequality of Sydneysiders' access to jobs, wealth, transport and housing.
Owning a home has deep cultural and economic connotations. A home owner is a member of a street, a community. They are a successful adult human. They own a piece of the pie, the dream.
For renting to become a truly viable, long-term alternative to home ownership, greater rental affordability and security is needed.
Think it's hard for first-home buyers? Ask people with an intellectual disability about it.
Those whose parents own a home are able to take advantage of a wider set of opportunities than others.
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.
Renting makes financial sense in a number of circumstances; it's time to move away from the obsession with home ownership.
Shared ownership schemes can unlock access to suitable housing, although these are less common in Australia than overseas. And most are not specifically tailored for people with disability.
Home owners and first time buyers are right to be confused, so how should you play expected changes to a low rates environment?
By focusing on intergenerational inequalities that will eventually be reversed, we are framing the housing affordability question the wrong way.
Without long-term solutions to the imbalance between incomes and house prices, Gen Ys face a lifetime of renting without the financial and emotional security of home ownership.
Is Top Cat trying to tap into our inner huckster and charlatan, or is something else going on in Halifax's new ad campaign?
The housing crisis has scuppered home ownership dreams for many across the UK, but there is another way to do things.
A suggestion to remove the exemption on capital gains tax on main residences is something no politician will touch.
With high prices and long waiting lists for existing houses, building your own home could make more sense.
The issues keeping those on low incomes out of the housing market are only getting worse over time.
Financial stress is more likely to cause Australians to drop out of home ownership. Why?