Articles and Resources
Here you will find a selection of recent media articles on key issues surrounding the project – addressing housing affordability and highlighting the role of housing co-operatives.
Two recent audio interviews explain housing co-operatives and insights from the Nordic sectors:
‘How Australia could fix its housing crisis’ ABC News Daily, 12 minutes
‘What’s a housing co-operative?’, ABC Sydney, 18 minutes
‘Five solutions that wouldn’t drive up housing prices in Australia.’ The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/business/grogonomics/2022/may/16/five-housing-policies-that-wouldnt-drive-up-prices-in-australia
‘More affordable housing with less homelessness is possible – if only Australia would learn from Nordic nations’, The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/more-affordable-housing-with-less-homelessness-is-possible-if-only-australia-would-learn-from-nordic-nations-182049
‘Do politicians even want to revive the Australian dream of homeownership? ABC News, https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-01/do-politicians-want-to-revive-australian-dream-home-ownership/101027904
‘Thinking big helped Australia solve a housing crisis in the 1940s. We can do it again.’ The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/apr/24/thinking-big-helped-australia-solve-a-housing-crisis-in-the-1940s-we-can-do-it-again?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
How co-operative housing gave me the peace of mind I thought I’d never find,’ The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jan/23/cooperative-housing-peace-of-mind-denmark-tenants-landlords
This new report by the Australia Institute foregrounds the role of the housing co-operative sector in Scandinavian countries, where they provide housing for up to 40% of the population in major cities. It was co-produced by a member of our research team, Dr Sidsel Grimstad.
Scott, A., Grimstad, S., Holst, H. (2022) ‘Homes for People: How Nordic policies can improve Australia’s housing affordability’, The Australia Institute. https://australiainstitute.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/P1244-Homes-for-people-How-Nordic-policies-can-improve-Australias-housing-affordability-WEB-3.pdf