Sector News

States’ social housing boom no substitute for Federal funding commitment

By Hal Pawson. This story first appeared in the Fifth Estate – read the original story here. As tens of thousands prepare to take a financial hit with the end of COVID-related disaster payments, our new research shows that renters on low and modest incomes are already in the grip of a housing pincer, especially in regional Australia. Inflamed…

Housing, Financial Stress, and Electoral Geography

Housing, Financial Stress, and Electoral Geography: A Analysis of the Spatial Distribution of Housing-Associated Financial Stress in Australia by William Thackway and Bill Randolph in partnership with Digital Finance Analytics This short report analyses a range of housing-associated financial stress measures as these relate to Federal electoral constituency geography. The data have been provided by…

One bed and a ‘shower-kitchen’: Housing a hurdle for families in Sydney’s west

Sydney COVID: Western Sydney housing a hurdle for city’s families ( An article from the Sydney Morning Herald on August 20th, 2021 describing the conditions of crowded and unsuitable housing through the story of a mother and daughter who have been waiting six years for public housing. You can read the full article, here.

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