In Australia, housing is central to our economy and society. As a result, our future well-being as individuals and as a community, depends on good housing outcomes. However, home ownership has been elevated as the Great Australian Dream into our psyche, and many picture this dream of a brick home with a picket fence, a hills hoist and a barbeque. The realisation of this Great Australian Dream has consumed the nation.
Yet here we are in 2019, a wealthy nation with massive housing stress coursing through our society - housing indebtedness, negative equity, homelessness, rental stress and housing instability and insecurity are prevalent throughout the market.