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Running 9–11 July 2003 at the University of New South Wales, the Australian Social Policy Conference is a key item on the Australian social policy calendar. The 2003 conference looks at the growing international debate over how social structures and policies exclude certain residents or...
Older Australians are increasingly looking for flexibility rather than stability in their housing options, writes Diana Olsberg
AUSTRALIA’s population is ageing because of the combined effects of increased longevity and decreased fertility. These demographic changes are producing entirely unprecedented economic, social and political challenges...
Uneconomical choices and underperforming assets need a rethink, argues Frank Fisher .
THERE are few things humans do that are as inefficient as urban commuting in driver-only driver-owned cars, or DODOs. When potentially ten billion people seek urban commuting the way Australians do it...
Is affordable housing a basic right for all Australians like other social goods such as education?
In his new book Accommodating Australians: Commonwealth Government Involvement in Housing Pat Troy answers this question strongly in the affirmative and chronicles a betrayal of this...
This article argues that the Australian government needs to adopt a more sophisticated approach to addressing social problems such as homelessness, by investing in early intervention programs and more supportive social housing services.
This case study explores HomeGround Real Estate, an innovative model of delivering affordable housing pioneered by HomeGround Services (now Launch Housing) in Victoria.
While most affordable housing initiatives focus on increasing stock of new social housing, HomeGround Real Estate represents an intervention in a...
Commentary by ShelterSA Executive Director, Alice Clark, about for-profit rooming houses in South Australia.