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Federal Government’s affordable housing reforms need a social housing investment plan

November 13th, 2017 · No Comments · Affordable housing, Finance, Government, Guest appearance, Housing, Housing supply, Law, Money

By Julie Lawson, Honorary Associate Professor, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University. City Futures Research Centre is collaborating with Dr Lawson on the AHURI Inquiry ‘Social Housing as Infrastructure‘. The Centre for Urban Research in its submission concerning the National Housing and Finance Investment Corporation to the Federal Treasury provides evidence to support an appropriately governed […]

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Social money for social housing (part 1)

December 7th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Government, Money, Social housing, Tax

Recently the industry group Infrastructure Partnerships Australia made a proposal  to ‘fix Australia’s social housing system’. State Governments, said IPA, should sell off their public housing properties over a twenty year period, and place the proceeds  in ‘Social Housing Future Funds’. Income from fund investments (reckoned by IPA at the rate of the CPI + 4.5 per […]

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