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Male, stale and pale? Gender representation in metropolitan local government in Western Australia

This paper explores the historical and contemporary socio-spatial patterns of political representation across the various local government areas within the Perth metropolitan region. In particular, analysis is focused on the gendered composition of (i) candidates who stand for local government elections; (ii) those elected as...

Committee for Perth: a decade of positive impact

The past decade has been one of the most dramatic in Perth's history. Against the background of a dynamic global economy and expansion of the State's minerals and energy sectors, the city has experienced an economic, social and cultural transformation. This transformation has posed numerous...

An efficient and responsive housing market for sustainable urban growth and social inclusion

This report examined the notion of an efficient housing market and identified key indicators of housing system efficiency, responsiveness, and risk. It examined implications of particular housing supply settings and outcomes to understand economic productivity and participation at regional and local scales. This study was...
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Simpler, faster, cheaper? Australia's urban aspirations and the planning reform agendas

This paper examines the tension between urban policy and reform at all levels of Australian government, with reference to the alignment, or misalignment, of urban policy aspirations and reform to regulatory systems and processes.
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(De)sexing the suburbs: the politics and planning regulation of brothels in Perth/WA

This paper considers, first, the historical and contemporary geography of brothels in Perth and policies/legislation that sought to control such activities in the past. Next, the politics and policy solutions of the current Liberal State government and previous Labour government are examined to identify the...