Margaret Reynolds

First Name: Margaret
Last Name: Reynolds
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The Hon. Margaret Reynolds became the first female Australian Labor Party senator to represent Queensland when she was elected to the Senate in 1983. Prior to entering Parliament, she worked as a teacher, lecturer and councillor on Townsville City Council.

During her parliamentary career Senator Reynolds was Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government, Minister for Local Government and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Status of Women. She chaired the Senate Privileges Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Community Standards Relevant to the Supply of Services Utilising Electronic Technologies, as well as a number of Senate estimates committees.

In the Senate, Reynolds maintained a strong voice on a range of issues notably women’s rights, women’s reproductive health, civil liberties, international human rights, native title, Aboriginal health, education and reconciliation and the environment. She was also deeply committed to the increased participation of women in parliament.

Reynolds was a federal government representative on the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation (1991–96) and served as parliamentary adviser at the United Nations General Assembly in 1997. After her retirement from parliamentary politics in 1999, she became the national president of the United Nations Association of Australia, and taught international human rights at the University of Queensland.

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22 December 2016

This report presents evidence about numbers of children and young people affected by affordability disadvantage in Australia’s fastest housing tenure: private rental.

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22 December 2016

This report is one of the first of its type in Australia that seeks to chart the nature of housing change, and specific forms of housing disadvantage, experienced by children within mainstream...

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17 August 2015

This research found there was a shortage of 271,000 affordable and available rental dwellings for very-low-income households in 2011, an increase of 60,000 since 2006.

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10 June 2015

This research found there was a shortage of 271,000 affordable and available rental dwellings for very-low-income households in 2011, an increase of 60,000 since 2006.

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7 December 2014

Examines the supply of, and demand for, private rental dwellings affordable to lower income households in 2011 and compared this with the situation in 2006.

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23 July 2014

This report develops a detailed spatial analysis of the incidence and distribution of areas of concentrated urban disadvantage to enhance understanding of Australian housing and urban systems. ...

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13 May 2013

This is the final report of a project that investigated the housing experiences of social excluded households in different types of local areas.

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15 March 2012

This paper considers the usefulness of the social inclusion concept as a framework to empirically explore the relationship between housing and a wide array of multiple...

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17 January 2011

Gentrification raises concerns about segregation, social mix and sustainability issues for Australian cities. This report examines the process and its impact. 

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29 November 2010

This research aimed to empirically document and map the process of socio-spatial polarisation in Melbourne as expressed in housing prices and rents, income and labour market change.