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Explores the relevance of the concept of a liberal welfare regime to housing provision through an exploration of the interactions between governments, private markets and households in rental housing in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.
This paper re‐appraises the role of the private renting in the housing system drawing on a review of public policies toward the sector in six countries.
This article proposes that single housing tenure categories do not enable an understanding of the ways in which households use, occupy and own residential properties in the context of broad demographic, economic and social changes.
Adapting work on sub-tenure housing choice, housing tenure is...
The private rental sector has grown significantly and is now home to more than 1.8 million Australian households.
It’s seventy years since France introduced major social security laws. Daniel Nethery was there for the celebration
“Social security has irreversibly changed our country,” declared Marisol Touraine, minister for social security and women’s rights, as she opened the official celebration of the seventieth...
With the recent political explosion in Australia – the dumping of yet another prime minister – came an avalanche of political interviews. But how much did we learn from these public interrogations? Have political interviews infused with intense media management run out of puff? With...
George Brandis’s latest anti-terror laws will be presented to parliament next month. How well do they balance civil liberties and security?
Attorney-general George Brandis’s announcement last week that a fifth set of counter-terrorism laws will be introduced into parliament next month came as...
Thousands of would-be migrants are being told their visa applications have been deemed to have never been made
In one of her final acts as assistant immigration minister, Michaelia Cash struck her pen through the aspirations of thousands of migrants to settle in...
Malcolm Turnbull’s return to the Liberal leadership means the next election will be more like other first-term polls, but Labor has been seduced by the possibility of victory
One of the predictable consequences of Malcolm Turnbull’s triumph over Tony Abbott has been a...
This paper focuses on the actual experience of housing affordability, revealing how deeply the problem cuts into the financial and general wellbeing of renters.
Not only does it create intense hardship for many, but there is no escape from the relentless squeeze between income...