ARC LIEF Success for ACHR Researchers
Starting 2022 with some brilliant news, our researchers (led by Professor Emma Baker) have been awarded an ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) grant for their project "The Australian Rental Monitor: A Data Infrastructure". Funded until December 2024, the project will provide researchers and policy stakeholders with the essential data infrastructure on Australia’s rental housing conditions that they urgently require - a publicly accessible multi year data resource to monitor housing quality, conditions, and population in the Australian rental sector.
Rental is Australia’s emerging tenure. Each year the proportion of Australians who rent increases, many of us will rent for life, and for the first time in generations there are now more renters than home owners. Researchers and policy-makers know very little about the rapidly changing conditions in Australia's rental market, and COVID-19 has made the need for this infrastructure all the more important.
ACHR researchers Emma Baker, Lyrian Daniel, and Cynthia Isley will be joined by CIs from University of South Australia, the University of Melbourne, Swinburne University of Technology, Curtin University, and Torrens University Australia.