Person

John Rolfe

Conference paper

Perceived risks to housing unaffordability in resource and regional communities: policy implications for regional housing affordability in Australia

Housing unaffordability creates pressures on economic and social life of an individual to a community. Periodic housing unaffordability in Queensland resource and regional communities are common over the last two decades. This paper examined the perceived household risks to periodic housing unaffordability in Queensland resource...
Conference paper

Developing a conceptual framework of living cost to income approach for depicting affordable housing locations: policy implications for housing affordability in Melbourne, Australia

Affordable housing locations in metropolitan cities are usually assessed by rental cost or mortgage payment relative to income. Affordable housing locations are also influenced by locational characteristics such as distance from public transportation, service centres, city centre and employment centres. Once the costs of locational...
Commentary

The $8.2 billion water bill to clean up the Barrier Reef by 2025 – and where to start

In 2015, the Australian and Queensland governments agreed on targets to greatly reduce the sediment and nutrient pollutants flowing onto the Great Barrier Reef. What we do on land has a real impact out on the reef: sediments can smother the corals, while high nutrient...
Conference paper

Assessing need for education services for regional sustainability – the case of Moura, Australia

This paper assesses the need for education services in the mining communities through a case study of the Moura Township in central Queensland, Australia. The study involves a case study approach with a survey method to assess the current performance and the need for education...