Katie Smith

Name: Katie Smith Position: Self-employed Bricklayer Company: The Female Factory (Crime to Construction Academy) and The Work Wear Genius Location: Leicestershire, United Kingdom   What do you enjoy the most, working in the field of construction & development? I absolutely love my job, I wake up every day and no two days are the same.…

Infrastructure Australia recognises social housing as key infrastructure

Infrastructure Australia has released the Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019, which, for the first time, has expanded to cover the challenges and opportunities in providing Australia’s social infrastructure. As part of this new development, the Audit includes a necessary focus on social housing as an important part of social infrastructure. AHURI welcomes the inclusion of social housing…

Remote Work

Why Remote Work Can Help Bridge the Hiring Gap, Especially for Rural Professionals

The current job market tilts heavily in the job seeker’s favour, with a historically low unemployment rate, more open jobs than professionals to fill them, and more people quitting their jobs than any time in the last 17 years. However, most of the good news for job seekers is in urban and suburban areas. Rural employment has unfortunately failed to recover as quickly…

Mortgage stress and precarious home ownership: implications for older Australians

A new AHURI report released today investigates the growing numbers of older Australians who are carrying high levels of mortgage debt into retirement, and considers the consequences for their wellbeing and for the retirement incomes system. The research, ‘Mortgage stress and precarious home ownership: implications for older Australians’, found that between 1987 and 2015, average real…