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Chris Martin

Chris Martin

Research Fellow, Housing Policy and Practice, UNSW

Chris is a Research Fellow, Housing Policy and Practice, in the City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales.

Chris's research interests are in rental housing and housing affordability, with special interest in tenancy law; the private rental market and related institutions; social housing; boarding houses, lodging and other forms of marginal rental accommodation; housing and taxation; housing and criminology and criminal justice; and the history of housing policy.

Chris has been involved in housing policy and practice for more than 15 years, and was previously the Senior Policy Officer for the Tenants' Union of NSW, Chair of Shelter NSW, and a member of the NSW Property Services Advisory Council.

$1 billion per year (or less) could halve rental housing stress

Nov 02, 2020 09:14 am UTC| Real Estate

COVID has shown us whats possible when it comes to alleviating poverty. For six months JobSeeker payments were doubled and then maintained at a level 50% above normal. When the bonus finishes at year end it is likely...

Who wins and who loses when platforms like Airbnb disrupt housing? And how do you regulate it?

Nov 08, 2018 16:45 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Short-term letting platforms like Airbnb are changing property owners and investors views and behaviour in the Sydney and Melbourne rental markets. These changes are directly affecting housing availability in localised...

Rental insecurity: why fixed long-term leases aren't the answer

Feb 16, 2017 06:09 am UTC| Real Estate Law

The insecurity of rental housing and unsatisfactory condition of many properties are receiving much-deserved media attention following the release of a national survey of tenants. However, the stock response to the...

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Economy

Ford dismisses ITC's criticism over SK deal for not being based on hearing

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China barred the import of pineapples from Taiwan

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Sinclair Broadcasting Group is laying off hundreds of workers soon

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S. Korea, UAE expand collaboration in hydrogen industry

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Politics

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Nancy Pelosi says conspiracy theory of Donald Trump getting reinaugurated on March 4 is "silliness"

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Joe Biden Cabinet: Neera Tanden withdraws nomination for OMB director

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Science

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Pigs can play video games, scientists discover

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Why is there water on Earth?

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What's the difference between mutations, variants and strains? A guide to COVID terminology

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Einsteinium: 100 years after Einstein's Nobel Prize, researchers reveal chemical secrets of element that bears his name

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Technology

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S. Korea to revise outdated e-commerce law to better protect consumers

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