Housing Policy and Finance - PLAN7156
The Housing Policy and Finance course will enable students to gain a broad understanding of the operation of Australia's contemporary housing system; the key agencies and their roles; how housing markets function; and the main subsidy, tax policy and regulatory measures that impact on the housing system. Students will become familiar with the key demographic, political, cultural and economic factors shaping housing policy, and with broader perspectives on the policy making process. Framing themes running through the course will include system governance and the distributional consequences of housing systems. With the exception of Indigenous housing, the course remit will be limited to metropolitan Australia. Throughout the course, however, Australian policy frameworks and mechanisms will be considered within an International comparative context. This course will be offered in an intensive mode.