Tag Archives: cities

CAROLYN WHITZMAN. States drag feet on affordable housing, with Victoria the worst.

Moral panic over recent increases in visibly homeless people in central Melbourne has brought to the fore the critical shortage of affordable housing across the metropolitan areas of Australia’s wealthiest cities. But living on the street is only the tip … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Housing, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on CAROLYN WHITZMAN. States drag feet on affordable housing, with Victoria the worst.

GETHIN DAVISON & EDGAR LIU. Neighbours’ fears about affordable housing are worse than any impacts.

Housing affordability is a hot topic in Australia. Governments are increasingly recognising that more needs to be done to provide a greater range of affordable housing options, especially in the major cities. It is well documented, however, that proposals for … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Housing, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

ALAN MORRIS. Why secure and affordable housing is an increasing worry for age pensioners.

There is no doubt that an increasing proportion of older Australians on the age pension will be dependent on the private rental sector in coming decades. This is because of the housing affordability crisis and increasing divorce in later life, … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Housing, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ALAN MORRIS. Why secure and affordable housing is an increasing worry for age pensioners.

JOHN AUSTEN. Urban rail projects: property developers should be servants not masters

There is plenty of advice on how to plug the supposed infrastructure gap in Australia’s big cities. One popular idea is for passenger rail projects to be led and funded by property development. [1] The idea has intuitive appeal. The … Continue reading

Posted in Infrastructure, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on JOHN AUSTEN. Urban rail projects: property developers should be servants not masters