Following the Second World War, the federal government led the country’s transformation from a rural to a suburban nation, despite lacking any constitutional jurisdiction in community planning.
Europe’s ageing population means that Generation Z stands to inherit huge amounts of property in the coming years, resulting in reduced demand for mortgages.
There are many strategies needed simultaneously to address housing affordability in Canada. The expansion of social housing supply is a particularly effective one.
Encampment sweeps in Edmonton are a brutal attack on both human and treaty rights, as well as a continuation of the violent removal of Indigenous Peoples from their land.
As Turkey is recovering from the most devastating earthquake in its recent history, a timely opportunity emerges to change how to reconstruct housing.
An astounding one in nine taxpayers negatively gear, costing Australia more than $2.7 billion a year. Here’s how we could get better value for that money – and supercharge investment in new housing.
Most research on unaffordable housing has focused on homeownership, but rental affordability is also a serious issue.
Australia needs more housing and is getting more migrants. But we need more of those migrants to be able to help build those houses.
Resistance from the residents of informal settlements against housing evictions is not a new thing in Lagos, Nigeria.
Australia’s housing crisis shows no sign of abating, but planning reforms to increase supply is only part of the solution.
New Zealand was mostly stable in key international rankings and domestic socio-economic measures. But there are signs of slippage in some areas and not enough progress in others.
And will the vibecession ever end?
If the cause of the mould is related to the design and construction of the house, rental providers should act.
It’s now common knowledge loans and gifts from family are a large part of breaking into the housing market. But how is parental financial support being used in other areas?
Fire is a social equality issue. Amid fresh concerns over rogue landlords and dangerous overcrowding, why have calls for change gone unheeded for so long?
The government has made housing a federal policy priority after a decade of neglect. But the scale of the housing crisis means its actions to date are just a start – much more must be done.
The economy is expected to grow and there are other positive signs ahead but the mid-year economic update has revealed the government will need to keep inflation in check.
The public’s intensifying needs necessitate an expansion of the library’s role in our communities.
Alan Kohler’s Quarterly Essay lays out how the policies of successive governments have not only failed to address housing problems, but actively created them.
The government will take steps to reduce the number of student visas being used as work visas, while also shortening graduate visas and reducing the eligible age.