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Unused buildings will make good housing in the world of COVID-19

We are entering an era of profound change in how we work, learn, socialise and live with COVID-19. Many people will adjust to this...

Our lives matter – Melbourne public housing residents talk about why COVID-19 hits them...

The toughest lockdown imposed on residents of public housing in Australia has been lifted, but their COVID-19 ordeal isn’t over – and recovering from...

Public housing ‘renewal’ likely to drive shift to private renters, not owners, in Sydney

A target of 70% private and 30% public dwellings is an accepted standard for public housing renewal projects in several Australian states. This level...
If Australia really wants to tackle mental health after coronavirus, we must take action on homelessness

If Australia really wants to tackle mental health after coronavirus, we must take action...

The COVID-19 pandemic has opened fault lines in social, economic and health-care policy in Australia. One area in which all three converge is homelessness. It’s...
HomeBuilder might be the most-complex least-equitable construction jobs program ever devised

HomeBuilder might be the most-complex least-equitable construction jobs program ever devised

HomeBuilder is a good idea gone bad. It is possibly the most complex and least equitable program the government could have devised to deliver...
Money for social housing, not home buyers grants, is the key to construction stimulus

Money for social housing, not home buyers grants, is the key to construction stimulus

There’s no doubt Australia’s construction industry is facing tough times. COVID-19 has caused migration to slow to a trickle. Some 2.6 million Australians have...

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