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Val Colic-Peisker

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Religious visibility, disadvantage and bridging social capital: a comparative investigation of multicultural localities in Melbourne’s north

The findings outlined in this report contradict an opinion often stated in public debates that Muslims tendto ‘self-segregate’ and do not integrate with the wider society.
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Gentrification, immigration and community cohesion in Melbourne's multicultural north

This report analyses processes of social change affecting two multicultural suburbs in Melbourne’s north, Coburg and Fawkner, focusing on factors that impact on community cohesion.
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Resident third party objections and appeals against planning applications: implications for medium density and social housing

This project examined two models of public engagement in planning approval processes—Third Party Objection and Appeal Rights (TPOAR) and fast tracked planning (e.g. used as part of approving developments funded under the Nation Building Stimulus Package)—to see how they impact on housing supply (especially higher-density...
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Asset-poverty and older Australians' transitions onto housing assistance programs

This project aims to explore how the asset poor status of older Australians helps to determine their demand for housing assistance, the coping strategies used by the asset poor as they strive to secure satisfactory housing outcomes and the importance of these outcomes to ontological...