Housing policy needs to prioritise housing's function as a home, rather than an asset.
Tiny houses aren't for everyone, but most people who live in them are positive about the experience. Yet planning laws still make this way of life harder and less secure than it could be.
As it approaches the election, the government's economic pitch on its
record is being linked to the argument that the Coalition is the best
manager in uncertain times.
Young people can make big savings living with their parents, but it throws up some thorny issues.
Building defects in apartment blocks are far from unusual. We need to identify the systemic flaws contributing to them.
Prices are off, but from unprecedented highs. It could be a one-time adjustment.
Living in shared rooms is on the rise, because it's more affordable – and more profitable for landlords. But it's also a more precarious, often overcrowded and poorly regulated form of housing.
It's time to ditch this divisive label, and recognise the real cause of housing inequality.
The Conversation played host to really important new ideas in 2018. Some will take years to develop. Others will never come to fruition. But they're important.
Windows help those who can't get out understand and participate in the world around them.
Shambolic rollout of new recording system for people at risk of homelessness means statistics shouldn't be trusted.
Failure by South Africa's municipalities to provide housing for the poor violates a Constitutional Court ruling.
Asian Australians experience high levels of racism. Almost six in ten Asia-born Australians report having had experiences of discrimination when trying to rent or buy housing.
Smart cities need places for people to engage in meaningful ways, and cohousing is one model of smart citizen development.
Life on the street is no place to recover from a stay in hospital, but that's what happens to many people who are homeless. But there's a proven model to provide care that also cuts healthcare costs.
Excess winter deaths could be tackled by improving housing.
Short-term letting via digital platforms benefits some in the market at the expense of others. Closer regulation might be needed in Melbourne and Sydney, where a permissive approach prevails.
This is the first article in our series, Australian Cities in the Asian Century, which looks at the impact of the rise of China and Chinese migration on our cities.
If you rent, you are highly likely to live in poverty in retirement. If you own your own home the pension and super will probably be enough for you.
There's so much that can be done to tackle the problem, The UK's levels of homelessness are dwarfed by the US' But so much more could be done to tackle the problem.