This study focused on the Australian private rental sector including formal rules (policies and regulation); organisations and structures; and informal rules (social norms and practices), and reviewed the sector in ten countries.
Transforming urban infrastructures is an essential part of creating more sustainable urban regions. But rethinking these complex systems requires a better understanding of their spatial dimensions and their relation with urban morphology and spatial structure. This paper addresses that gap by examining different conceptualizations of...
This article considers the implications that recent euthanasia developments in Belgium might have for the Australian debate on assisted dying. Through media database and internet searches, four significant developments in Belgium were identified: three cases involving individuals who requested access to euthanasia, and recent changes...
Australia hasn't experienced the type of attack seen in Brussels, but the threat is real, writes Jacinta Carroll.
Summary Islamic State has been losing territory in Iraq and Syria, so now it's moving the battle to where it can inflict some hurt. Australia...
The United Kingdom announced on 16 March that it will be implementing a new tax on sugary drinks. The country is not alone with this development: France, Belgium, Hungary and Mexico all have a form of tax on sugar-laden drinks.
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What is a good death? The past two decades have seen more than sixteen state or federal attempts – and failures – to create a law in Australia that allows voluntary assisted death. Polls show support for such laws. But our elected representatives hesitate to...
The provision of child protection services varies considerably across the world. This paper offers a broad overview of some of the main approaches to child protection used internationally. Using examples from Canada, Sweden, Belgium and the Gaza Strip, it offers policy-makers the chance to reflect...
This report is concerned with the nature of housing occupancy for households that rent, particularly low-income and vulnerable households.