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Selandra Rise is a new housing development located in Melbourne’s south-east growth corridor, where residents have bought land and built new houses over a period of several years. This research project aimed to discover how design and planning of a new residential community could improve...
This paper sheds further light on living alone by investigating the nature of living alone and what it means to the individuals involved.
Summary In an earlier Australian Family Trends facts sheet (No. 6; de Vaus & Qu, 2015) we described those who...
This paper examines the relationship between poor health and poor housing affordability for Australians, to answer two essential questions for Australian policy makers: Does poor health lead to unaffordable housing?
Housing is a central component of productive, healthy and meaningful lives, and a principle social determinant of broader health and wellbeing. Surprisingly though, evidence on the ways that housing influences health in Australia is poorly developed.
The health and independence report reviews the state of public health in New Zealand.
This year’s report focuses on a number of high profile areas for the health and disability system including pregnancy and early childhood, mental health and wellbeing, and vulnerable groups....
A new report from Statistics New Zealand shows the importance of collecting good information about the one in four Māori who are disabled.
He hauā Māori: findings from the 2013 disability survey shows that while many disabled Māori enjoy good levels of material well-being...
These five shortlisted essays from the Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition look at mental health from a variety of perspectives. The outright winner, “A Place to Call Home: Housing Security and Mental Health,” was written by freelance writer El Gibbs. Runners-up were Malcolm Forbes, a...
Our view of the value of government-provided housing assistance tends to concentrate on the direct impacts of assistance - the impact of a rent subsidy, for example, on a household's housing costs and as an element of government outlays. But housing assistance also has positive...
Falls are a significant problem for older adults which affect their ability to maintain their independence and remain living at home. Home modifications are a common method to prevent falls. Fall prevention service providers follow the Australian Standard 1428.1 Design for access and mobility as...