Tim Seelig

I have a long history and background in political engagement and analysis, social and environmental campaigning, strategy development, policy analysis, and social research. I have worked in the non-government and public sectors across several fields as a leader, advocate and advisor; been an academic researcher and lecturer in social and economic welfare and housing studies at the University of Queensland; and consulted for the private sector. I am passionate about creating a socially and ecologically sustainable future, and protecting our natural environment. I am currently the State Campaign Manager for the Wilderness Society in Queensland.
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Band-aid or Panacea? The Role of Private Rental Support Programs in Addressing Access Problems in the Australian Housing Market

Australia has a significant private rental market with over a quarter of households renting their home from a private landlord.
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Beyond the Normative: Low Income Private Renters' Perspectives of Housing Affordability and Need for Housing Assistance

Housing need in Australia has typically been measured using a normative measure of the percentage of income spent on housing costs.

Understanding what motivates households to become and remain investors in the private rental market

This study indicates that the binary of choosing to invest in property, rather than some other area of investment is, in practice, misleading: most of the property investors interviewed also invest in other areas, mainly shares. It’s not an either/or decision for many people. However...

Reconceptualising housing need in the context of 21st century Australian housing policy

This positioning paper is the first output of a study that aims to critically review a range of approaches to conceptualising need in housing and social policy fields in Australia and internationally. The study seeks to provide an analysis of how housing needs in Australian...