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23 February 2017

This document summaries the key topline findings from the research into current community attitudes, beliefs, behaviours and expectations of government in the area of climate change.

16 February 2017

This paper examines the mining impacts of road travel conditions in the Bowen Basin region. The research findings have policy implications for all tiers of government as well as mining industries, with respect to future transport planning.

16 February 2017

This paper examined the perceived household risks to periodic housing unaffordability in Queensland resource and regional communities through a case study of Rockhampton and Gladstone cities. 

16 February 2017

This paper argues that an aspect of dysfunctionality is the potential impact of planning laws made at the centre which inhibit the flow of capital into a regional town. It asks, is it time to question the effectiveness of the bureaucratic planning model?

16 February 2017

This study identifies eight principal factors impacting on the accessibility of the bus services in Addis Ababa: infrastructure conditions, stakeholder engagement, law enforcement system, user accessibility, institutional frameworks, transport operations, transport planning, and comfort and safety of the transit system. 

16 February 2017

This paper explores whether the loss of regional capital from regional areas is inevitable. It poses a number of questions for discussion such as: Are there non-traditional ways in which regional communities can access or generate human capital? Can human capital be enhanced via mobility rather than permanent migration?

16 February 2017

This paper develops a conceptual framework of living cost to income approach to examine relative changes in affordable housing locations in Melbourne. The conceptual framework is a method to identify changes in affordable housing locations but it also identifies as policy implications of living cost to income approach of analysing housing affordability in Melbourne as well as in other large metropolitan cities in Australia.

15 February 2017

This report makes the case that rental rights in Australia lag far behind those in many other developed countries, where renters often enjoy secure long-term arrangements with strict limits on rent increases.

14 February 2017

The objective of this audit was to assess whether appropriate steps were taken to protect the Commonwealth's interests and obtain value for money in respect to the $3.5 billion in Commonwealth funding committed to the NSW Government for the WestConnex road project.

14 February 2017

This report provides evidence from case studies of homelessness services into how services supporting those experiencing homelessness are funded, and how different forms and levels of funding impact on the delivery of homelessness assistance.

1 February 2017

Using a large, representative sample of the Australian population, the analysis describes and models patterns of multiple housing problems, the characteristics of the population at risk, and reflects on the implications for how policy might better understand and respond to multiple housing problems. 

1 February 2017

This paper argues that a programme of reform for housing in the UK is needed now. 

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2014
Nicholls, Seth

This paper argues that the scale of the contemporary housing affordability crisis in Australia is at least partly attributable to the influence of neoliberal ideas over the past three decades. After providing an overview of the nature and scope of the crisis, the process by which housing as a...

2014
Argent, Paul

Review(s) of: Explore everything, by Bradley L. Garrett, Verso Books.

2014
Gonzalez-Mathiesen, Constanza
March, Alan

This paper reports the results of research into the design and planning controls of nine international planning jurisdictions dealing with bushfire or wildfire threats. The research sets out fundamental principles to guide the design of settlements at the site and subdivision level with the aim...