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3 Sep 2014

This document sets out to highlight some of the innovative practices being developed across Australia in response to homelessness. The paper draws upon some of the new ways of thinking encountered by researchers at the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning in their work...


18 Sep 2013

Footprints in Time is the name given to the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children, an initiative of the Australian Government. The study is conducted by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) under the guidance of the Footprints in Time...


15 Jul 2013

The Geelong Project is a place-based, ‘community of schools and youth services’ approach to early intervention using population screening, a flexible practice framework and youth-focused, family-centred case management. The model builds in longitudinal follow-up and support to reduce homelessness, and achieve sustainable education and lifetime...


11 Jul 2013

This paper used Longitudinal Study of Australian Children data to analyse links between parental employment and the wellbeing of families.

The study found that jobless families and families with short part-time hours (fewer than 21 hours) were at considerable financial disadvantage compared to families...


30 May 2013

To date, local governments in Australia have not played a major part in addressing homelessness. However, the recent decisions of the Council of Australian Government (COAG) have committed all tiers of government, including local councils, to reducing homelessness. It is important, therefore, to understand what...

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