July, 2018

Side View: demolishing America’s worst McMansions

, Jul 11, 2018

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Welcome to Side View -- a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: irrational consumer rage, another warning against autonomous cars, and where fine china goes when it has broken the law.

Why are our suburban houses so enormous?

, Nov 22, 2016

It's a commonplace observation that new detached houses in Australia's outer suburbs are much bigger than in the past. The interesting question is, why?
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Looming ACCC decision will shape the future of brick-making

, Nov 05, 2014

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Are bricks set to go the way of thatched roofs? It all depends on the industry's viability under new rulings.
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Poll Bludger: would a modern-day Gough solve voters’ malaise?

, Oct 22, 2014

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Australia needs a practically minded leader with a sensitivity to bread-and-butter issues -- if only our parties had the ingenuity to produce them.

Australia: home of the McMansion

, Nov 30, 2009

Australians live in the largest homes on earth, according to new ABS data, which has found the average new Aussie home now has a floor space of 214.6 square metres -- 7% bigger than in the US and triple the UK.
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McMansions out of style

, Jul 13, 2009

A new study shows that Americans' craving for bigger houses has diminished with only 4% of architects' clients looking for more square footage. But it's probably more about the economy than the environment...

Australia revealed: Interest rates and financial security

, Oct 24, 2007

Crikey is mining into Roy Morgan Research data to pull out different demographic groups to find out what seats they’re located in and how they are going to vote. With inflation figures out today, we thought we’d look at voters’ views on interest rates and financial security.