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Home purchasing and renting, particularly in our capital cities, is now beyond the reach of many people. Are governments around Australia effectively tackling the pressing issue of housing affordability?
For young people, the transition to independent living is one of the most important – and probably exciting, difficult and emotionally charged – decisions they will ever make. For most, it means severing their links with parents, home and much that they have been familiar...
There is increasing evidence that in response to Melbourne’s tight rental market, a new model of for-profit rooming house provider has emerged.
The impact of service integration on client outcomes in the homelessness, mental health and drug and alcohol sectors.
Australia has the highest rate of population growth of all the medium and large OECD countries. But urban planning for this growth is often inadequate.
Argues that racial discrimination by Victoria Police continues throughout Metropolitan Melbourne despite recent efforts to curb racial profiling.
Racialised policing has again made international headlines after recent multiple murders of young black men in the United States. This has led to...
Despite the plethora of rental research, a significant gap remains in understanding the relationship between rental housing and 'transport disadvantage'. This project analyses the changing spatial concentration of lower-income renter households in Melbourne and Sydney and connects this with changes in transport opportunity.
Executive summary: This report analyses processes of social change affecting two multicultural suburbs in Melbourne’s north, Coburg and Fawkner, focusing on factors that impact on community cohesion. The Moreland Council (2006, 2011) has identified that national trends of rising housing costs and spikes in unemployment...
Recently released as open access, this 2012 article examines gentrification processes in the context of a policy-induced housing crisis. It describes the effects of the crisis on Melbourne's inner western suburbs and documents the consequences for low-income residents.
Gentrification raises concerns about segregation, social mix and sustainability issues for Australian cities. This report examines the process and its impact.
The report looks at three main questions:
How much gentrification has actually taken place over the last decade and how...