Person

Liss Ralston

ORCID:
000-0002-0403-2013
Case study

Social policy during the coronavirus recession: a fairytale with an unhappy ending?

This paper is about the social policy response to the coronavirus recession in Australia, during the period from the beginning of March to the end of October 2020.
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Australian home ownership: past reflections, future directions

This research report documents that the ‘Australian dream’ of home ownership is no longer relevant in the contemporary era. Analysis of statistical trends for Australian tenure change and comparative analysis of the direction of ownership in equivalent countries are the basis for this conclusion.
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Security in retirement: the impact of housing and key critical life events

The proportion of aged persons in Australia is set to increase significantly, posing many challenges. Amongst these is the growing number of households who lack housing security in retirement. The Age Pension in Australia is set at a comparatively low rate compared to other developed...
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Housing assistance need and provision in Australia: a household-based policy analysis

This research recommends that housing assistance be provided under a tenure-neutral model. Currently households with similar needs receive fundamentally different levels and types of housing assistance depending on their housing tenure (i.e. owner, private renter, in social housing etc.) rather than needs. The research found...
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Identifying assistance to sustain low to moderate income private rental tenancies

The private rental sector has grown significantly and is now home to more than 1.8 million Australian households. This growth has been linked to higher demand from households who are taking longer to save for a house deposit, as well as more strictly rationed public...