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This paper describes the suburban ideal, explains its historical development and compares the Australian suburb with its counterpart in other countries such as the United States and Great Britain.
In the absence of previous research in this area, this exploratory study sought to determine whether the levels of depressive symptomatology, anxiety and perceptions of family function of 30 primary school-aged children whose fathers were in FIFO employment were less healthy than those of a...
The aim of this paper is to explain why time use data are essential for analyzing issues of gender equity and the intra-household allocation of resources, for comparing living standards and for estimating the behavioural effects of changes in policy variables.
The reality of family homelessness is one of the major social tragedies confronting our society. As this research report argues, thousands of Queenslanders experience this unacceptable reality each year. Social policies which address educational, health and welfare needs all become secondary when finding somewhere secure...
Melbourne Citymission workers have expressed concern that they do not currently have the time or resources to provide the amount of intensive support required for families experiencing housing crisis. Many families have complex needs, which require a long-term commitment of support. This project has sought...
This report investigates the support and accommodation needs of women (and children) affected by domestic and family violence.
This project provides important information for the formulation and design of policies that aim to improve housing affordability in Australia.
The project investigates the dynamics of housing affordability in Australia over the period 2001–06 by tracking the housing affordability trajectories of a nationally representative...
This project has examined the effects of increases in housing wealth brought about by increases in house prices on general consumption spending in Australia.
The study, the first of its kind in Australia, complements a growing body of international research in this field. The...
This study investigates the policy environment and accomplishments of emerging not-for-profit housing developers in Australia.
The core purpose is to understand the current operating environment of these agencies and to identify directions for policy that could enable these or similar organisations to make...
This paper explores how - and indeed, if - child support money is a useful resource in meeting the housing needs of the children of separated parents and the resident parent who receives the payments.
This paper presented at the 2009 Australian Social Policy...