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Although Sydney is often characterised by a high quality of life, this prosperity is not shared by all. Based on secondary data analysis, this report shows that there are individual and community problems in a number of key areas: housing, income, health, education, crime and...
This paper examines the potential of home ownership to protect households from poverty after retirement by examining its role in maintaining living standards and preventing poverty among older Australians.
Incomes and housing costs are compared between Australia and six other nations (Canada, UK, USA,...
In Australia, it is widely believed that most homeless people have mental health issues, and that mental illness is a primary cause of homelessness. This paper uses information from a study of 4291 homeless people in Melbourne to investigate these propositions.
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...
This research aimed to identify in general the impacts of housing on women and their children who experience domestic and family violence.
The study investigated the quality and timeliness of appropriate housing provision and its link to women and children’s wellbeing. This study...
These eight state and territory reports on the homeless are based on information collected from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006 Census. The reports include statistics on accommodation types, age, sex, Indigenous identification and geographical distribution.
Counting the Homeless began as a research...
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 focuses on policy responses to promote positive housing outcomes, including strategies for intersectoral collaboration for policy agenda setting and implementation, addressing community stigma, tackling professional resistance to mental health reform, developing advocacy alliances, providing housing models which address social isolation, and challenging medical...