Three Minute Thesis

On Thursday 11 July 2019, project PhD student Jessica Porter competed in the UniSA Business School 3MT Competition. Her presentation entitled ‘Homeless in the bush’ was confident, succinct and very interesting and we’re pleased to report that she won the event and will progress through to the University’s Grand Final in late August. Jess also … More Three Minute Thesis

Presentations from the RSA Australasia Conference

Presentations from the RSA Australasia Conference in Christchurch, New Zealand, in February 2019: Governance and housing affordability: Repositioning Australian local governments – Presentation given by Professor Andrew Beer. Click here to read the presentation Local government and housing in Australian rural communities – Presentation given by Professor John Martin. Click here to read the presentation

New publication by Andrew Beer

Abstract: Precariously placed: housing affordability, quality and satisfaction of Australians with disabilities Access to adequate, safe, secure, accessible and affordable housing is a fundamental human right and one stipulated in the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Australian adults with disabilities experience housing disadvantage including homelessness, poor-quality housing and housing unaffordability; … More New publication by Andrew Beer

Regional council tackles housing issues by setting innovative and sustainable strategic directions

Sunshine Coast council is tackling housing issues by setting innovative and sustainable strategic directions to ensure a healthy and liveable environment to 2041. Read more about the strategy here. This council has also created its own Sunshine Coast Housing Benchmark which provides a snapshot of housing provision within the Local Government Area. It will be used as … More Regional council tackles housing issues by setting innovative and sustainable strategic directions

A report on the Local Government and Housing Linkage Project national survey: Sydney Metropolitan results

This survey is part of an Australian Research Council Linkage Project investigating the role of local government in housing Australians in the 21st Century. It is the second report drawing on an Australia- wide survey of local governments and housing. Our first report, ‘A Report on the Local Government and Housing Linkage Project National Survey’, … More A report on the Local Government and Housing Linkage Project national survey: Sydney Metropolitan results

ALGA’s election advocacy platform

Following on from the Local Government and Housing project’s research, ALGA now has an advocacy position on housing and homelessness and this is detailed in their recently released election document entitled All politics is local. ALGA’s 12 Federal Election Initiatives are: Initiative 1: Repair federal funding to local government Initiative 2: Realise the productive potential … More ALGA’s election advocacy platform

Housing Locally: A report on the Local Government and Housing Linkage Project national survey

Local Government and Housing in Australia for the 21st Century ARC Linkage Project investigators are pleased to release this substantial report which presents the outcomes of an online survey of local governments across Australia into their attitudes, programs, policies and actions with respect to housing. The survey was undertaken as part of the three-year project … More Housing Locally: A report on the Local Government and Housing Linkage Project national survey