In summary

Analysis for The Conversation by Professor Wendy Stone, Zoe Goodall and Dr Darren C Fisher, Swinburne University of Technology, Amity James, Curtin University, Caitlin Buckle, University of Sydney, Debbie Faullkner and Selina Tually, University of South Australia as well as Emma Power, Western Sydney University, 

Barriers to housing for people with pets around Australia are the focus of newly released national research by an interdisciplinary team. Why? Because laws are changing nationally but are highly inconsistent. A systematic national approach is needed to reduce the numbers of people who have to give up their pets to secure housing – especially as we return to post-COVID “normal”.

Six housing experts spanning five Australian universities undertook the study of animal-inclusive housing and options for reform, the first of its kind internationally. It assesses state and territory housing and legislative reforms in the private rental sector, social housing, homelessness services, strata title, aged care and caravan parks. Here they explain what they found.

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