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The State of the Nation report this year is the eleventh report the Salvation Army’s Social Policy Parliamentary Unit has completed. New Zealand as a nation has changed in many ways over this time and each of these reports have served as markers along the...
This report looked at ways to improve local economic development, or LED, specifically in Melbourne’s outer suburban interface – most of which is at the forefront of Victoria’s record population growth
It is with great pleasure and pride that I introduce this second TCCI Tasmania Report to you. It is remarkable both in the quality of the data and the themes identified as well as the unique partnership that makes the funding of the report possible....
This draft District Plan sets out aspirations and proposals for Greater Sydney’s South District, which includes the local government areas of Canterbury-Bankstown, Georges River and Sutherland. It has been developed by the Greater Sydney Commission.
Australia is transitioning from the mining boom with strong growth and relatively low unemployment, but has not been immune to symptoms of the “new mediocre”. Wage and price pressures are weak, underemployment has risen, and non-mining investment is yet to fully recover. Ensuring the return...
Policy-makers have long understood the relationship between housing and the economy through the multiplier effects of housing investment on national income and employment. There has, in contrast, been little regard to the longer term productivity and growth impacts of housing. Housing advocates and policy-makers usually...
Housing, employment and economic conditions in many nations have changed greatly over the past decades. This paper explores the ways in which changing housing markets, economic conditions and government policies have affected vulnerable individuals and households, using Australia as a case study. The paper finds...
In the past, housing policy-makers have argued that housing is a social, rather than an economic, investment. However, problems with the housing market may be constraining national growth and imposing costs on the public purse (e.g. homelessness impacts on health budgets).
Published research suggests...
The peak body representing Australia’s Development industry recommends actions that governments should take to resolve Australia’s housing affordability and supply problems.
The Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) new National Policy Agenda identifies four key areas for reform – taxation, red tape, infrastructure, and...
Using the example of South Australia’s homelessness sector, this article argues that developing a shared measurement framework for social ventures can lead to better outcomes for clients.
Outcomes-based measurement – if you say it fast it doesn’t sound so bad. So...