Person

Debbie Faulkner

Report

Understanding the experience of social housing pathways

Australia’s social housing system is under considerable pressure, with high demand, but manifestly inadequate supply. In this context, governments have introduced ‘pathways’ frameworks to promote movement through the social housing system. This report explores tenants’ experiences and perspectives on these social housing pathways.
Submission

Evidence to the Senate Select Committee on Housing Affordability in Australia

We appreciate the opportunity to raise issues on housing affordability in Australia and note that your terms of reference raise the following specific issues: • the taxes and levies imposed by state and territory governments; • the rate of release of new land by state...
Journal article

Regional variation in social isolation amongst older Australians

Regional studies globally has a strong focus on understanding the causes of variation in the economic performance and well-being of regions and this emphasis acknowledges that the strength of the local or regional economy plays a determinant role in shaping quality of life. Regional research...
Briefing paper

The role of private rental brokerage programs in housing outcomes for vulnerable Australians

This research explores Australian private rental brokerage programs which provide assistance in securing and sustaining private rental tenancies for disadvantaged tenants. The research identifies a diverse range of activities tailored to individuals and local circumstances, but lacking common terminology, measures and reporting making it difficult...
Report

The role of private rental brokerage in housing outcomes for vulnerable Australians

Private rental brokerage programs (PRBPs) are a key pillar of support for disadvantaged people accessing and sustaining private rental. This is in addition to more formal private rental assistance programs delivered by state and territory governments; and Commonwealth financial assistance in the form of Commonwealth...