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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.

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New Member Welcome: Dr. Amy Clair

The Centre is pleased to welcome Dr. Amy Clair, who joins us as a Postdoctoral Fellow from the University of Essex. Amy will be working on the NHMRC Healthy Housing Capturing Complexity scheme during her time with us. Amy has a PhD in Social Policy, and works on housing, health, and child well-being. Amy is an amazing addition to our team here at the ACHR, and we're excited to have her with us (albeit virtually for now).

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Submission to Inquiry into Housing Affordability and Supply in Australia

Centre members Professor Emma Baker, Professor Rebecca Bentley, and Professor Chris Leishman recently put forward a submission for the Parliamentary Inquiry into housing affordability and supply in Australia, along with Professor Andrew Beer, Professor Rachel Ong ViforJ, and Professor Robyn Dowling. The Inquiry is being headed by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue, and will report on the contribution of tax and regulation on housing affordability and supply in Australia.

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Wintertime Warmth

Lyrian Daniel, Emma Baker and Rehnuma Parveen, are undertaking a project to investigate temperature conditions in homes in winter. If you would like to be part of the study or have any further questions, please contact Rehnuma Parveen: 08 8313 3499 or

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