Research Grant FY18/19

CPRC sought applications from consortia in two areas of focus for $100,000 in research grants in FY18/19: Choice for Older Australians and Information Disclosure in Housing Markets.

We are delighted today to announce two successful CPRC Research Grants projects who will be working in two critical areas of consumer research. These grants are designed to facilitate evidence-based and interdisciplinary research within significant and emerging topic areas determined annually.

Choice for Older Australians: La Trobe University and the SMArt Rural Health Research Partnership
In order to “empower older people in accessing aged care services in a consumer market” this project’s objectives are to:
– Identify barriers and facilitators when making choices in aged care services through the lived experiences of older people accessing, assessing and acting on information.
– Recommend strategies at the local and national level to reduce the digital divide and support older people make informed choices.
– Identify the limitations of the existing regulatory and policy framework.

Information Disclosure in Housing Markets: Griffith University
This project will examine information disclosure and residential ‘off the plan’ sales contracts as, to date, there has been no comprehensive critical review of these requirements for apartment sales contracts. The project’s objectives are to:
– Examine information disclosure requirements on ‘off the plan’ sales contracts.
– Understand consumer knowledge of strata title property ownership obligations.