Conference paper

Housing senior Australians: three typologies of senior cohousing

Australia’s population is ageing rapidly, yet we continue to make housing choices as though we will never grow old. New housing typologies, including alternative finance and governance models, will be needed to provide housing options suitable to our ageing population. An emerging response is cohousing...
Report

Systemic impacts of mini-publics

This research project asks what mini-publics contribute to democracy from a systemic perspective, and how that contribution might be strengthened. For evidence, we draw on three mini-publics: the Penrith Community Panel; the Noosa Community Jury (on management of the Noosa River); and Infrastructure Victoria’s citizen...
Report

Electricity supply in NSW: alternatives to privatisation

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) commissioned the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) to consider the economic case for and against privatisation of electricity assets in NSW. The report, Electricity supply in NSW: alternatives to privatisation, reviews Australian...
Report

Energy and transport subsidies in Australia: 2007 Update

Total energy and transport subsidies in Australia during 2005-06 of between $9.3 billion and $10.1 billion according to this report by Chris Riedy. The energy and transport sectors are responsible for almost 70% of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions and emissions from these sectors continue to...