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AHURI published 'Understanding and reimagining social housing pathways'. [Full Text]

AHURI issued a brief, 'What are social impact bonds and how do they work?'. [Full Text]

Pro Bono Australia said more than four in 10 low-income renters are struggling to pay their rent despite receiving government assistance. [Full Text]

AHURI issued a brief, 'What role can local government play in delivering affordable housing?'. [Full Text]

AHURI issued a brief, 'What does 'Functional Zero' mean in relation to homelessness?'. [Full Text]

The Real Estate Institute said December quarter CPI figures continue to be good news for home buyers and renters. [Full Text]

Treasury issued 'Joint Economic Forecasting Group Report'. [Full Text]

The Reserve Bank issued 'Credit Spreads, Monetary Policy and the Price Puzzle'. [Full Text]

The Ai Group said its latest CEO survey predicts deteriorating economic conditions for 2020. [Full Text]

The Conversation issued the results of its economic survey. [Full Text]

The ABS issued 'Consumer Price Index, Australia, Dec 2019'. [Full Text]

The ACNC issued an oped: 'Bushfires generosity will not be betrayed by charities'. [Full Text]

The PM foreshadowed an enhanced national accountability framework for natural disaster risk management, resilience and preparedness. [Full Text]

The Productivity Commission released the emergency management section of its report on government services. [Full Text]

The Business Council issued an update on its BizRebuild initiative. [Full Text]

The Property Council outlined recent bushfire support by its member organisations. [Full Text]

The Australia Institute issued 'Fighting for the ARENA'. [Full Text]

The Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy issued 'The Circularity Gap Report - When circularity goes from bad to worse: The power of countries to change the game'. [Full Text]

Deloitte and Adobe issued 'Rethinking the digital dividend: Government needs to deliver better citizen digital experiences'. [Full Text]

MIT issued 'Mobility of the Future - Examining future changes in personal mobility'. [Full Text]

The NSW Government issued an Environmental Impact Statement for the Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade. [Full Text]

The NSW Office of Local Government issued a circular on changes to council tendering regulation for bushfire recovery and operations. [Full Text]

The ACT Government issued 'Strategic Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Plan 2020-2022'. [Full Text]

The NT Government announced a new assessment framework for government contracts. [Full Text]

The NT Government announced $5.2 million for specialist infrastructure in schools over the next 12 months. [Full Text]

Minister Lisa Neville outlined the distribution of bushfire funds in Victoria. [Full Text]

Minister Adem Somyurek announced 32 community facilities projects that will receive funding under the Victorian Government's Growing Suburbs Fund. [Full Text]

The City of Melbourne released designs for the upgrade of Elizabeth Street. [Full Text]

The Queensland Government announced the first round of its $500 million Land Restoration Fund to support carbon farming projects. [Full Text]

Minister Stephen Knoll released a report on the viability of a proposed new road and rail corridor to connect northern Adelaide with Victoria, and said that the proposal doesn't stack up. [Full Text]

The SA Local Government Association issued a circular on upcoming changes to the assessment of planning approvals. [Full Text]

The SA Government announced that developers can now receive a subsidy if installing a battery as part of a new home build. [Full Text]

WA Planning announced a transfer of 66 hectares in Port Kennedy to a developer, WA Beach and Golf Resort, to deliver 900 residential lots. [Full Text]

WA Planning released a discussion paper on the key planning and development provisions of new Community Titles legislation which will come into force this year. [Full Text]

Premier Peter Gutwein announced the new Tasmanian Government Ministry. [Full Text]