Brotherhood of St Laurence

Out of the policy vacuum : putting housing back on the public policy agenda / Terry Burke

By: Burke, Terry | Swinburne University of Technology
Series: F. Oswald Barnett OrationPublisher: Melbourne, Vic. 2001Description: 25 p. PDFOther title: Oswald Barnett orationSubject(s): Housing Policy | Low Income Groups Housing | Public Policy | Housing Subsidies | Conferences | PovertyOnline Resources: DOWNLOAD PDF
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[F. OSWALD BARNETT ORATION (8th : 11 September 2001 : Melbourne)]

The Oration and web content is structured into two parts. The actual Oration overviews the different contexts facing Oswald Barnett and ourselves and outlines a rationale for contemporary housing reform. The appendix contains a brief set of programs and policy ideas consistent with such a new direction in housing policy. They are suggestive of the way we can move forward, and are offered to encourage debate. Some may seem impossible in the current political climate, but this was no doubt what was said of Oswald Barnett’s ideas over seventy years ago. However, as houses – like all bricks and mortar – tend to outlast politicians, policy makers and political fashions, we must not be constrained by short-term impediments but develop a long-term perspective on what we want from our housing system and how we are to achieve it.

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