John Martin

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Discussion paper

14 Mar 2017

This discussion paper reviews the major themes in policy, public debate and the published literature on the role of local governments in the housing sphere in Australia in the 21st Century.

It has been produced as one output associated with the Australian Research Council’s...


10 Apr 2015


Researchers working on regional development in Victorian universities have collaborated for more than a decade. Working under the auspices of the Victorian Universities Regional Research Network (VURRN), a number of shared events and projects have been conducted, seeking to inform policy development...

Research report

13 Sep 2013

This report is the first output from this project and presents the findings from the initial stages of the investigation. Later reports will present a fuller picture as the outputs of additional stages of analysis are presented.

There is a growing consensus in the...

Research report

25 Sep 2012

This discussion paper explores the dimensions of models that define working relationships between council Mayors and members of local government.

The working relationship between the Mayor as the leader of the council and the chief executive officer (CEO) leading the council organisation is one...

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