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Bob Birrell

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Research report

12 Sep 2017

People are living thirty years longer than they did a century ago but our social structures are slow to adapt. Australia’s workplaces, educational, health and community institutions need to be rethought and reinvented to gain optimal outcomes for the new longevity economy to function effectively...

Research report

2 Nov 2015

Provides a new interpretation of Sydney and Melbourne’s housing affordability crisis. It is based on new household and dwelling projections for Sydney and Melbourne for the period 2012 to 2022.

Executive summary

Sydney and Melbourne face a serious housing crisis. The shortage...

Research report

26 Sep 2013

This report documents the scale of the Melbourne’s recent inner-city high rise apartment boom and the scale of its likely further expansion.

It shows that it is an investor led boom, which is disconnected from any underlying increased preference for apartment living. It is...

Research report

27 Aug 2013

This report argues that young Australian job seekers are losing out in the competition for scarce jobs.

Executive summary

During the 2013 election campaign, the major parties professed to be concerned about employment opportunity. The mantra was jobs, jobs, jobs.

This...

Research report

8 Dec 2010

On the ecological side, this paper concludes that should Australia’s population reach the ‘Big Australia’ projection of 35.9 million by 2050, this will not put serious pressure on Australia’s non-renewable resource stock or capacity to feed the nation. However such population growth will make the...

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