Conference paper

Poverty and affluence in Sydney and Melbourne

It is arguable that the neoliberal macroeconomic policies pursued in Australia from 1994 to 2019 exacerbated social segregation at regional scale and that this contributed to the increase in economic inequality. To assess this argument, social segregation is mapped for Sydney and Melbourne (each divided...
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The praxis manifesto

This manifesto outlines the goals of the Alliance for Praxis Research (APR), a collective of academics from diverse cultural and scholarly backgrounds.
Conference paper

Deregulated planning for affordable housing supply? The case of secondary dwellings in NSW

This paper examines the outcomes of a deregulatory strategy, focusing on the NSW State’s planning reform to enable secondary dwellings (‘granny flats’) ‘as of right’ in residential zones.
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Regional resilience and the State - the case of Geelong, Victoria, 1990-2020

This paper argues that there have basically been massive continuities rather than a sudden step up in State intervention as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is illustrated by examining one regional city in Australia – Geelong in Victoria – which has successfully moved...
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Foreign investment in Australian housing: global housing demand and impacts in the local housing market

This paper investigates the underlying drivers attracting cross-border investment to housing market across Australia, explores how these ‘pull factors’ varied before and after the changes of foreign investment policy settings, and how shifting foreign investment regulations over the past decade influenced local housing affordability.
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Infrastructure governance: major gaps for Australian research and beyond

To inform and ground the development of robust research and policy reflection on infrastructure governance in Australian cities, a systematic literature review was performed to understand the prevailing state of literature.

The legacy of socialism after neoliberal crisis

This report is a reflection on and an analysis of the consequences austerity measures had for the lives of women and for gender equality in Slovenia after the economic crises in 2008.
Discussion paper

We’ve got your back: building a framework that protects us from precarity

This paper proposes is a complete reconfiguration of Australia's social security system - a reconfiguration that brings together an integrated policy framework with elements that would constitute a social guarantee in the face of the threats to social and economic security that have come to...

Beyond neoliberalism: insights from emerging markets

This report, which is the output of an academic workshop hosted in January 2019, is organized around five areas where neoliberalism provides incomplete or unsatisfactory policy guidance: growth strategies and industrial policy, inequality, finance and monetary policy, the environment, and power and politics.
Working paper

Analysing neoliberalism in theory and practice: the case of performance-based funding for higher education

This publication examines the origins, implementation, and impacts of neoliberal policies. It does this by examining the case of performance-based funding for higher education in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, and elsewhere.

The neoliberal state, recognition and Indigenous rights

The impact of neoliberal governance on Indigenous peoples in liberal settler states may be both enabling and constraining. This book is distinctive in drawing comparisons between three such states—Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
Conference paper

Planning for population decline in an era of standardization: an analysis of plans in three declining Local Government Areas in NSW

In countries throughout the developed world, large cities are growing while hinterland communities are shrinking. The unique challenges posed by population decline require unique solutions: as shrinking cities researchers have found, superimposing growth-oriented strategies onto shrinking communities is not effective in addressing the impacts of...
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When system becomes strategy: next steps in Victorian neoliberal planning

The Victorian government released its 2017 Melbourne planning strategy at the same time it opened a tender to private providers for the development of a new planning system. This approach continues the trend by Australian state governments towards broad and often ineffectual strategies for capital...
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Listening to and learning from some of Melbourne’s younger planning practitioners

This paper investigates the professional experiences of eleven young Melbourne planners, interviewed in late 2016. They were encouraged to speak as they wished about themselves, their careers to date and planning more generally. Initial interpretation is based on themes they raised. Subsequent use of neoliberalism...

Reaping the whirlwind

Without a coherent alternative to finance-driven economic policies, the tribalism represented by the Brexit vote will triumph, argues John Quiggin.

A law and development perspective on services liberalisation in the Pacific Island countries with particular reference to tourism

Pacific island governments embraced the concept of reciprocal free trade agreements in the late 1990s in response to shifts in their historical relationships with their major donors and the ascendancy of neoliberal globalisation as the dominant model of development. Since then, they have placed a...
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One city, many networks: Brisbane's global position within multiple flows

Although ‘global city’ status is elusive for Brisbane and other medium-sized cities, this paper makes the case that such cities are in fact global in many ways and that the specific connectivities of each should be better understood with regard to internationally oriented development policy.

Their worldview and ours: an exploratory study into Pacific peoples as seen in New Zealand government policies, 1998-2013

This thesis is an exploratory study of the experiences of policy makers and expert policy advisors of Pacific ethnicity on the attitudes and environmental conditions that contribute to the framing of Pacific peoples’ economic wellbeing in government policies. Statistics and government reports indicate that low...

Through a glass darkly: the social sciences look at the neoliberal university

Overview: This collection of essays arose from a workshop held in Canberra in 2013 under the auspices of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia to consider the impact of the encroachment of the market on public universities. While the UK tripled fees in 2013...
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The role for the UPE project in Australia

This paper will reflect on the international experience of the Urban Political Ecology (UPE) project and draw insights in particular from the Australian experience.
Conference paper

Doing adaptation differently? Does neoliberalism influence adaptation planning in Queensland

The influence of neoliberalism on climate change adaptation has received little consideration in research and literature. This paper reviews a case study of adaptation planning through the lens of the recent and contemporary influences of neoliberalism.
Conference paper

System and strategy: recent trends in governance and planning systems in Australia

This paper analyses the trends in planning governance concentrating on planning systems in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
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Canberra 2013 planning and urban development challenges at the centenary of the national capital

Since the turn of the millennium and in particular since the centenary, there has been a partial redirection of attention on the significant planning history of Canberra and the need for a two-level planning system that works. This paper focuses on the struggle to reach...
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Public use zone: a new paradigm for suburban rail station design for Australian cities

This paper reports on a collaborative research project that examines the prospects for a radical re-positioning of rail stations by design premised on a public place-making design approach.
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The influence of neoliberalism in the context of population decline: an analysis of planning strategies in Broken Hill, NSW

Using a mix of documents analysis, field observation and open-ended interviews with planners and local policy-makers, this paper uses the case study of Broken Hill, NSW to determine how neoliberalism influences planning policy and to explore the scope for acceptance of a decline-oriented planning approach.