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The potential development of an oil industry in the Great Australian Bight provides a number of opportunities and challenges. Potentially, the development may affect local communities, regional economies and the environment. Developing a baseline, before any development takes place, enables changes due to the development...
Australian governments did not begin to appoint regional ministers as a matter of course until the late 1980s. This was a period linked to the end of old-fashioned, class-based politics and the rise of our more complex political landscape, writes Andrew Beer.
The Housing and Other Service Needs of Recently Arrived Immigrants is the final report of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Australia. The research found that recent immigrants made considerable use of government and other services, varying considerably by tenure, with home owners and...
Refugees are one of the most vulnerable groups in Australian society, especially during the early stages of their resettlement experience. This research project will investigate and compare the housing experiences of Temporary Protection Visa refugees and Permanent Protection Visa refugees in three Australian cities: Adelaide,...
Andrew Beer and Paul Foley interviewed 434 refugees (permanent protection visa and temporary protection visa holders) about how they navigated the housing market and the impediments they encountered; the use of government and non-government services; and the risk and experience of homelessness.
This paper provides commentary on Bailey et al.’s paper entitled ‘ Plant closures and taskforce responses: an analysis of the impact of and policy response to MG Rover in Birmingham ’ (2014). The paper argues that this contribution needs to be placed alongside other works...
This research set out to establish an evidence base around public and private sector rental evictions in Australia that will assist in the formulation of policies and strategies that reduce the cost burden of evictions on housing providers and managers.
This is the final report of a project that examines the impact of the South Australian Government’s announced program of public housing stock transfers to the community sector on local governments.
The community housing sector in Australia is defined as not-for-profit housing and is...
Truth be told, most Australians live in good housing. This is good news for all of us because our housing is a major determinant of our health and wellbeing. But our very recent research findings, published this month in the Journal of Prevention and Intervention...
To date, local governments in Australia have not played a major part in addressing homelessness. However, the recent decisions of the Council of Australian Government (COAG) have committed all tiers of government, including local councils, to reducing homelessness. It is important, therefore, to understand what...