Low-income households under extreme rental stress nationwide; many renters worse off than before COVID-19 pandemic, shows report
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Live Q&A Event: Rentals, Regions, and Rising Prices
The Rental Affordability Index 2021 data exposed the increasing unaffordability of rental properties across Australia for low income households. As rental prices continue to soar across the regions the decision to move further out from the CBD is becoming less accessible. Join us to discuss practical steps that can....
Live Q&A Event: Creating Employment Equality Post Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and accelerated many gendered labour market and spatial inequalities, but from this crisis arises an opportunity to establish new systems and policy frameworks that advance employment equality for women throughout Australia’s cities and regions. Join us to discuss...
Are development contributions to blame for housing affordability woes?
Calls by the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation for greater transparency and accountability in the use of development contributions to fund urban infrastructure are well justified. But arguments for a return to traditional funding models based on taxes and recurrent user charges should be treated with caution. They could simply transfer wealth to development site owners with no gain in housing affordability, said Dr Marcus Spiller.
What's the price of sunshine? Proposed mandatory height controls in Melbourne
Proposed planning measures to protect winter sunshine in Melbourne's public spaces could generate a benefit of between $50 million and $100 million per year.
Declining retail centres will hurt local communities, but we can limit the damage if we act fast
Retail centres contribute to residents' economic and social wellbeing, but declining suburban retail centres and high streets need government support to stay viable into the future.