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Private renters are doing it tough in outer suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne

In low-rent outer suburbs, almost one in six households could not afford to keep their house cool and went without meals. ChameleonsEye/Shutterstock Alan Morris, University of Technology Sydney; Hal Pawson, UNSW; Kath Hulse, Swinburne University of Technology, and Violet Xia, University of Technology Sydney Private renting continues to expand at the expense of home ownership, […]

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Australia’s social housing policy needs stronger leadership and an investment overhaul

Energy efficient social housing in Tasmania. Xsquared, Hobart, Author provided Julie Lawson, RMIT University; Jago Dodson, RMIT University; Kathleen Flanagan, University of Tasmania; Keith Jacobs, University of Tasmania; Laurence Troy, UNSW, and Ryan van den Nouwelant, Western Sydney University Australia will need another 730,000 social housing dwellings in 20 years if it is to tackle […]

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‘I really have thought this can’t go on’: loneliness looms for rising numbers of older private renters

People living in private rental housing were much more likely than social housing residents to say they felt lonely. Dundanim/Shutterstock Alan Morris, University of Technology Sydney and Andrea Verdasco, University of Technology Sydney Loneliness is increasingly recognised worldwide as a critical social issue and one of the major health hazards of our time. Our research […]

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