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At the time of writing this discussion paper Australia was in uncharted waters caused by the Global Economic Crisis (GFC) with unemployment on the rise and retirement incomes adversely impacted by stock market losses.
This discussion paper, prepared by the Older Persons'...
This is the position paper for a study examining the prevalence, nature and impact of intergenerational homelessness in Australia.
It looks at the patterns and determinants of intergenerational homelessness and homelessness service-use in Australia, and the role and impact of service delivery and policy...
This report shows how the carbon emissions from 5-star rated homes can be reduced to zero, with the savings averaging eleven tonnes per house each year.
Australia’s housing sector, comprising over 7 million dwellings and their occupants (as well as associated industries), currently has...
Resource boom towns in the Pilbara and Goldfield regions of Western Australia and the Bowen Basin region of Queensland have experienced recurring housing shortages and crises. The housing situation has had a negative impact upon these communities in a variety of ways, and in the...
Family homelessness is increasing in Australia, and this report details how homelessness affects the everyday experiences of women with children. It examines how homelessness affects citizenship: the ways in which women understand and negotiate rights and responsibilities, belonging and participation.
The research was undertaken...
In Australia, it is widely believed that most homeless people have mental health issues, and that mental illness is a primary cause of homelessness. This paper uses information from a study of 4291 homeless people in Melbourne to investigate these propositions.
For the chief technology officer or chief risk officer of today's organization, perhaps no issue presents more complexity -- or more headaches -- than the necessity to protect corporate and personal information in an environment where employees travel widely or routinely work at home...
These eight state and territory reports on the homeless are based on information collected from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006 Census. The reports include statistics on accommodation types, age, sex, Indigenous identification and geographical distribution.
Counting the Homeless began as a research...
This paper focuses on which cities and large towns Indigenous Australians live in, how the Indigenous population is distributed by neighbourhood within these cities and towns, and what the characteristics of the neighbourhoods are in which Indigenous Australians are concentrated.
According to the 2006...
It has become common for low-voltage electricity distribution networks to be installed underground in new housing developments due to a number of advantages over overhead networks including improved appearance, reliability of supply and safety.
This paper investigates the value of these benefits to households...