4 July 2017

This is a bumper issue of Around the House.  It includes a look at both the Commonwealth and State budgets, the IPART draft report, issues with development and redevelopment, cities and regions, and a lot more.  The articles are:

20 December 2016

Deecmber, 2016

This issue is the first in our new format.  It inclues:

27 October 2016


This issue covers the latest research on the growing problem of sub-standard housing. It also includes the big end  of town's call for affordable housing (Committee for Sydney). and more:

24 August 2016

June 2016

This issue focuses on the issues surrounding the federal election - including an article by economist Saul Eslake on the Capital Gains Tax discount.  It also covers one of the pressing issues for communities - particularly social housing communities - greatly increased density.

A short supplement on the 2016 NSW State budget will accompany this issue.

24 August 2016

This supplement analysis the 2016-17 State Budget from a housing perspective

24 August 2016

24 March, 2016

Many of the articles in this edition provide assessments of the important new policy framework for social housing: Future Directions for social housing in NSW.

16 December 2015

December 2015

  • Review of the Residential Tenancies Act a chance to imagine a much improved law
  • A real package needed to tackle failures of our housing system – starting with the State Budget 2016
  • The increasing frailty of public housing tenure in New South Wales
  • Sweeping reforms to social housing laws
  • NDIS could leave a 53,000 home gap over next 10 years
  • The ‘Communities Plus’ approach to increasing social housing
  • Non-planning for affordable housing
  • New board for Shelter
16 September 2015


September 2015

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) & housing issue

18 June 2015

June 2015

  • Tax reform is central to addressing housing affordability
  • From the new Minister
  • New value-capture based affordable housing scheme in Sydney
  • A new mood in social housing reform in NSW
  • Supporting refugee and humanitarian entrants to find sustainable housing
  • The housing cost of mining
  • A great place to live - population growth in a non-metropolitan region
  • Forced to move
  • Commonwealth budget 2015