NSW introduces collaborative housing

https://www.collaborativehousing.org.au/ This website explains how it all works with a focus on community building.

The story behind one of the more innovative tiny houses Kasita

https://www.fastcoexist.com/3068712/what-living-in-a-dumpster-taught-this-startup-founder-about-designing-tiny-homes

Inspiration can be found in a wide variety of situations. This American example started in one of the smallest places a 33 sq ft dumpster. It is now one of the better examples of Tiny House design around.

The rise of micro lots!

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/perth-real-estate-micro-blocks-of-80sqm-to-go-on-sale/news-story/fb75cd088bc1186db42ddf87033ea375

This is a new development in WA but apparently is happening in QLD & elsewhere. The price of land is still relatively expensive but if planned well can help first home buyers who prefer lower maintenance with nearby facilities like parks etc.

Australia’s political divisions exposed in new poll

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/a-plague-on-both-your-houses-fairfax-ipsos-shows-minor-parties-prospering-20161127-gsynjt.html Roughly one third Coalition, one third ALP, one third minor parties & Independents. If this trend continues how much impact will it have on the House of Reps at the next election. The Senate has been this way since the Australian Democrats began. Over the years it has only been in certain seats where an Independent candidate has a strong local following or a minor party is the compromise like the Greens in the seat of Melbourne.