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    Young Australians' prospects still come down to where they grow up
    Young Australians' prospects still come down to where they grow up

    Australia as a nation has never been richer. But it is now also more unequal than at any time since the early 1980s.


    A.C.T. Housing continues to waste money, ignore tenants
    A.C.T. Housing continues to waste money, ignore tenants

    Public housing is in crisis across Australia. Public waiting list times continue to grow longer and longer as demand for public housing has risen well beyond capacity, with the situation only getting worse by the year.


    We need more flexible housing for 21st-century lives
    We need more flexible housing for 21st-century lives

    Our housing stock was, and continues to be, designed and built for people who lived in previous centuries. The result is housing that discriminates and excludes, and that is becoming increasingly unaffordable.


    Why driverless vehicles should not be given unchecked access to our cities
    Why driverless vehicles should not be given unchecked access to our cities

    Autonomous vehicles could lead to a decline in active travel in cities and an increase in economic, social and environmental costs.


    What should buyers of a house be told about it?
    What should buyers of a house be told about it?

    Many people think the vendor is required to disclose matters that affect the property value, particularly if the buyer has no other means of finding out the full history of the house. For instance, if someone was murdered in the house, do the buyers have a right to be told?


    At its current rate, Australia is on track for 50 percent renewable electricity in 2025
    At its current rate, Australia is on track for 50 percent renewable electricity in 2025

    The Australian energy industry has now demonstrated the capacity to deliver 100 percent renewable electricity by the early 2030s, if the current rate of installations continues beyond the end of this decade.


    Melbourne or Sydney? This is how our two biggest cities compare for liveability
    Melbourne or Sydney? This is how our two biggest cities compare for liveability

    The question of which city is the most liveable is an annual hot topic. Competition is fierce, especially between Melbourne and Sydney.


    Australia is not on track to reach 2030 Paris target (but the potential is there)
    Australia is not on track to reach 2030 Paris target (but the potential is there)

    Australia has found Australia has three times the potential needed to reach the federal government’s current 2030 target, but this will not be achieved under current policy settings.


    Put unused and 'lazy' land to work to ease the affordable housing crisis
    Put unused and 'lazy' land to work to ease the affordable housing crisis

    To make a difference to housing stress and the risk of homelessness, Plan Melbourne’s commitment to using vacant or under-utilised government land needs to be scaled up and refocused.


    How the housing boom has driven rising inequality
    How the housing boom has driven rising inequality

    The Productivity Commission – the Australian government’s highly influential economic advisory body – released a report titled Rising Inequality? last week. The question mark indicates its scepticism.


    Our urban environment doesn't only reflect poverty, it amplifies it
    Our urban environment doesn't only reflect poverty, it amplifies it

    The poorer you are, the harder it is to participate in and contribute to society. The way people’s surroundings are designed reflects and amplifies this profound injustice.


    'Children belong in the suburbs': with more families in apartments, such attitudes are changing
    'Children belong in the suburbs': with more families in apartments, such attitudes are changing

    Many people still think children belong in the suburbs, and that the lack of family-appropriate apartments is the natural outcome of a housing product driven by investors.


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