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AHURI issued 'Alternative housing models for precariously housed older Australians'. [Full Text]

The UNSW City Futures Research Centre published 'Managing Access to Social Housing in Australia: Unpacking policy frameworks and service provision outcome'. [Full Text]

Mission Australia published 'Clusters of COVID-19 Impact: Identifying the impact of COVID-19 on Young Australians in 2021'. [Full Text]

PRD published the key findings of its Affordable and Liveable Property Guides for the first Half of 2022. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said there were 75 per cent more detached homes under construction at the end of 2021 than pre-COVID. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said construction work done on new houses in the March quarter was down by 3.5 per cent on the previous quarter. [Full Text]

The ABS published private new capital expenditure and expected expenditure for the March quarter. [Full Text]

The ABS said that over a third of all businesses expect to increase the price of their goods or services over the next three months. [Full Text]

The US-based Trust for Public Land published a report on the ability of parks and green space to ameliorate the effects of climate change. [Full Text]

Energy Networks Australia published a summary of Federal Labor's energy policies. [Full Text]

The Conservation Foundation published the results of a public poll on integrity reform. [Full Text]

WSP will host a webinar on June 15 about the potential for using micromobility for the last mile of logistics in city centres. [Full Text]

The NSW Government announced a $2.4 million partnership with the University of Sydney, UNSW and regional councils for the rollout of smart cities technology. [Full Text]

The Council of Social Service said the NSW floods show we need to overhaul the emergency response system. [Full Text]

The Victorian Government published a water sensitive city strategy for Fishermans Bend. [Full Text]

Fishermans Bend will be Australia's largest water sensitive urban design project, according to the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities. [Full Text]

The report has been tabled from an inquiry into renewable energy in Victoria. [Full Text]

Environment Victoria said the enquiry makes it clear that Victoria must move quickly and boldly to get to 100 percent renewable power this decade. [Full Text]

The Victorian Auditor-General published a summary of its recent report showing that the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning cannot demonstrate if, or how well, it is halting the further decline in threatened species populations. [Full Text]

The Queensland Government announced an extension of its electric vehicle charging network in Western Queensland. [Full Text]

The Centre for Social Impact published a report on the funding of homelessness services in WA. [Full Text]