Introduction.- Why governments intervene in housing.- Unpacking Australia's housing affordability problem.- Social housing in Australia: Evolution, legacy and contemporary policy debates.- Home ownership and the role of government.- Private rental housing: Market roles, taxation and regulation.- The Indigenous housing policy challenge.- Financing and governing affordable rental housing.- Roles of land use planning policy in housing supply and affordable housing.- Housing policy in Australia: A reform agenda.
Hal Pawson is Professor of Housing Research and Policy, University of New South Wales Sydney, and an Associate Director of UNSW's City Futures Research Centre. Renowned as a housing researcher both in Australia and the UK, he is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing, and a Managing Editor of the international journal, Housing Studies.
Vivienne Milligan is an Honorary Professor, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Australia. She has had a distinguished career, spanning nearly 40 years, as both a policymaker and a researcher specialising in social and affordable housing. She has a Doctorate in Geographical Studies from Utrecht University and is a life member of the Australasian Housing Institute.Judith Yates currently is an Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney following a career of over 40 years in academia. Her primary research has been in housing economics, finance and policy. She holds a Doctor of Economic Science from the University of Amsterdam.
"This includes a near-comprehensive explanation of why housing is so unaffordable and what governments can do about it. ... the text is easy to read with its clear writing style, a balance of views and strong Organisation of the material. ... This book is essential reading for anyone who wants the necessary knowledge and guidance to change that unnecessary fact." (Ryan Harris, Shelter NSW eBulletin, February 21, 2020)