Australians are ready to embrace electric vehicles - but an emissions ceiling would speed up the transition dramatically.
Flood plain statistics can be confusing. There are better ways to think about the risk of severe weather than 100-year storm or flood.
You may not need to sell the family home before entering aged care. There are other options.
Building retrofits are no joke: They make dwellings healthier and more energy-efficient. And when they’re done in low-income housing, they also reduce inequality.
Understanding the experiences of van dwellers is important not just for those looking to cut their ties to rents and mortgages, but also for community planners and employers.
Homes are now not only places to live, but also pensions, savings accounts and social care plans.
Older women have been the fastest-growing group of homeless people in recent years. New research shows about 240,000 women aged 55 or older and another 165,000 women aged 45-54 are at risk.
Voters who own housing are strongly invested in increasing the value of their wealth-generating assets. And they strongly favour the Coalition, which knows to protect their interests.
Public housing renewal often aims for a 70:30 private-public mix of dwellings. Modelling shows applying this mix to Waterloo housing estate would cut the suburb’s social housing share from 30% to 17%.
Coronavirus has made it glaringly obvious how serious the problems with UK housing are.
Australians faces an even more unequal future unless post-pandemic housing policy focuses on equity, solidarity and security. .
Josh Frydenberg’s review of the retirement income system will have to consider the growing hole caused by our decisions to delay buying homes for longer and longer.
The key to arresting galloping inequality in Australia comes down to housing policy and reversing spiralling housing costs.
People over 65 who still have a mortgage or are renting are projected to double in number by 2031. The trend is likely to hit government budgets and leave more retirees in poverty.
The housing aspirations of young Australians change as they enter their late 20s and early 30s. But having somewhere safe and secure to call home is the top priority for all young adults.
Most older Australians want to live in a home they own, preferably in the middle and outer suburbs of a city. But increasing numbers look unlikely to realise their housing aspirations.
The Earned Income Tax Credit was established in 1975 to reduce payroll taxes and help with rising prices for low-income families. Today, it could help poor families with housing.
Whether you owned a home or not used to be straightforward. The boundaries are becoming permeable.
Our retirement incomes system has been built around the assumption that most will own their own homes. New projections suggest it’s no longer valid.
Some houses are like a time capsule of social history that can tell us how living standards, and fashions, have changed over the years.