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In parts of Australia and the United States, the almost universal right to have a house on rural allotments has resulted in rural living settlement in areas zoned for agriculture. Such 'unplanned' rural living has a range of potential adverse impacts, including loss of agricultural...
This document is a blueprint for action for regional Indigenous homelessness projects in Mt Isa, Cairns, and Townsville / Thuringowa. The blueprint details strategies to be implemented in cooperation with all stakeholders in each of the communities. Five strategic areas underpin the direction of the...
This paper investigates affordability of housing in Queensland; changes in the housing stock and people’s preferences; and factors influencing outcomes in housing markets.
Australian cyclone specialist, Professor Jonathan Nott, has now headed out into the field to gather data on Cyclone Debbie.
The Professor of Geoscience at James Cook University is also a member of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards....
The Advancing our cities and regions strategy is an innovative approach to renewing and repurposing surplus and underutilised state property to deliver better community outcomes, create jobs and drive economic growth. Property Queensland within the Department of State Development is working with government land-owning agencies...
The purpose of this study is to contribute to the understanding of the post care experience of young people who leave care in terms of homelessness and risk of homelessness with specific reference to prevention of homelessness. The scoping study focuses on two states, namely...
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...
This report shows that although each state and territory rental support program has similar aims, their operation varies considerably.
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...
This report investigates the institutional, legislative and political parameters affecting the housing activities of local governments in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. It also identifies opportunities to enhance this involvement.