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Communities, social capital and public policy : literature review. /

by Johnson, David | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research | Headey, Bruce | Jensen, Ben.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2003Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Profit related loans for economically disadvantaged regions . /

by Chapman, Bruce | Simes, Ric.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Economic Policy Research, Australian National University 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:15 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Housing stress today : estimates for Statistical Local Areas in 2005. /

by Phillips, Ben | Chin, Shih-Foong | Harding, Ann.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). University of Canberra 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Creating effective local labour markets : a new framework for regional employment policy /

by Cook, Beth | Mitchell, William | Quirk, Victor | Watts, Martin.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W Centre for Full Employment and Equity 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: (1)

The regional impact of public service job cuts /

by Richardson, David | The Australia Institute | Denniss, Richard.

Publisher: Manuka, A.C.T. The Australia Institute 2010Description: 11 p.: ill.Other title: The Australia Institute. Policy brief No. 18.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Coalition has proposed to cut the size of the Commonwealth public service workforce by 12,000 over the next two years. There has been considerable debate in Canberra, which employs more Commonwealth public servants than any other city, about the likely impact of such a contraction on the local economy. ; In addition to the direct effect of a reduction in the size of the public service it is also important to consider the indirect effects of such employment reductions. That is, when jobs are lost in one industry in a local economy the reduction in demand has 'spill over' or 'multiplier' effects on other industries. It was with these effects in mind that the ACTU recently estimated that, in addition to the 12,000 direct jobs that the Coalition planned to remove from the public service there would be an additional 18,000 jobs lost through this multiplier effect. The ACTU justified the claim that all 30,000 jobs would be lost in the ACT on the basis that the Coalition had ruled out cuts to 'front line' service delivery workers . ; In responding to this claim, the Liberal Senator for the ACT Gary Humphries claimed that the estimated reduction in Canberra's employment of 30,000 was exaggerated. His critique was based on the claim that only around one third of Commonwealth employment was based in Canberra . By that logic, the job losses in Canberra would be around 10,000 with the other 20,000 job losses spread across the country. ; Senator Humphries view appears, however, to contradict the view of Tony Abbot who has stated that 'front line service positions would be exempt'. ; While it is unclear whether or not the Coalition's plan to cut 12,000 jobs will be concentrated entirely in Canberra or spread across the country it is clear that the direct and indirect job losses associated with the proposed policy will have significant regional effects. This paper provides estimates of the likely job losses in other regions if, as suggested by Senator Humphries, the Coalition plans to spread the public sector cuts around the country rather than confine them to the ACT.Availability: (1)

Social justice and the Australian city : developments in urban and housing policies. /

by Mowbray, Martin.

Publisher: Sydney, Welfare & Social policy in Australia : the distribution of advantage edited by Michael Wearing and Rosemary Berreen. 1994Description: p. 155-175.Notes: Rec. no. for book B6702 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Reshaping Australia : urban problems and policies. /

by Stilwell, Frank J. B.

Publisher: Leichardt, N.S.W. Pluto Press 1993Description: 294 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.Notes: Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Affordable housing and regional growth /

by Howe, Brian | Jope, Sally.

Publisher: unpub. 2005Description: 18p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: By The Hon Brian Howe 2005 Dunstan Foundation Fellow and Sally Jope Brotherhood of St Laurence Draft. Not for public citationSummary: How well are housing markets in the non-metropolitan regions able to respond to demand? What impacts does this have on low to moderate income households? To what extent is the supply of low-cost housing considered when regional growth is being planned? These are some of the questions being explored by Mr Brian Howe, a 2005 Dunstan Fellow. The 2005 Dunstan Fellows Program aims to improve awareness amongst the general public and key decision makers of current and future problems relating to affordable housing, especially for families, and to identify and encourage implementation of key measures to address those problems. The program consists of four principal projects, each of which led by a Dunstan Fellow in consultation with the Convenor. The projects focus on aspects of the following topics: 1. A National Affordable Housing Agreement (Julian Disney) 2. Financing Public Housing (Prof Mike Berry) 3. Regional Growth and Affordable Housing (The Hon Brian Howe) 4. Work, Families and Affordable Housing (Assoc. Prof Barbara Pocock) The aim of this paper is to provide key information and stimulate discussion on regional growth and affordable housing. This paper includes secondary evidence from a review of the literature on housing and regional development and findings from roundtable discussions and interviews with people responsible for economic development and social housing services in non-metropolitan regions experiencing growth. The discussions were held in a regional centre, a small town and a rural community. A final discussion is to be held in a growth area in NSW within the Newcastle, Sydney and Wollongong region and will be included in the final report.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

The laws of attraction : economic drivers of inter-regional migration, housing costs and the role of policies / OECD

by Causa, Orsetta | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Abendschein, Michael | Cavalleri, Maria Chiara.

Publisher: Paris : OECD Publishing, 2021Description: 68 p. : ill. (Online resource).Online Access: Website (PDF access on website) Abstract: This paper sheds light on inter-regional migration, housing and the role of policies, drawing on a new comparative cross-country approach. The results show that OECD countries exhibit stark variation in both levels and trends in inter-regional migration, which is found to be highly responsive to local housing and economic conditions. In turn, a large number of policies in the area of housing, labour markets, social protection and product markets influence the responsiveness of inter-regional migration to local economic conditions. For instance, more flexible housing supply makes inter-regional migration more responsive to local economic conditions while higher regulatory barriers to business start-ups and entry in professions significantly reduce the responsiveness of inter-regional mobility to local economic conditions. The capacity of workers to move regions in response to local economic shocks is one key dimension of labour market dynamism which could, at the current juncture, contribute to the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. In this context, the paper proposes articulating structural with place-based policies to help prospective movers as well as stayers. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Population growth, regional connectivity, and city planning : international lessons for Australian practice / Nicole Gurran ; Ann Forsyth ; Michael Darcy et al. (AHURI)

by Gurran, Nicole | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Forsyth, Alasdair | Darcy, Michael et al.

Publisher: Melbourne : Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, 2021Description: v, 85 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: Report | Website Summary: This research investigated the potential for Australia’s regional areas to attract and sustain population and economic growth, examining whether particular international strategies and Australian models for supporting development have been effective [Website].Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Inquiry into population, migration and agglomeration / Chris Leishman ; Nicole Gurran ; Amity James et al. (AHURI)

by Leishman, Chris | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Gurran, Nicole | James, Amity et al.

Publisher: Melbourne : Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, 2021Description: vi, 51 p. : ill.Online Access: Website Summary: This Inquiry final research report investigates agglomeration economies and their ability to alter the economic productivity of cities, together with what are the key drivers of population growth and mobility in Australia.[AHURI website]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Growing Australia's smaller cities to better manage population growth / Andrew Beer, Laura Crommelin, Akshay Vij et al. (AHURI)

by Beer, Andrew | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Crommelin, Laura | Vij, Akshay et al.

Publisher: Melbourne : Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, 2022Description: vi, 78 p. : ill. (Online Resource).Online Access: Website Summary: This Inquiry final report brings together three separate research projects to examine the capacity of Australia’s smaller cities to assist in managing population growth, including international and national migration; and provides advice on which policy instruments and programs are most likely to redirect population movements to these places.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The economic dynamics and population change of Australia's regional cities / Tiebei Li, Todd Denham, Jago Dodson et al.. (AHURI)

by Li, Tiebei | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Denham, Todd | Dodson, Jago et al.

Publisher: Melbourne : Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, 2022Description: vii, 133 p. : ill. (Online Resource).Online Access: Website Summary: This research investigates patterns and dynamics of population, migration and economic change in Australian regional urban centres 2011–2016 through the changing economic profile and performance of Australia’s regional urban centres and assesses how demographic and migration patterns are shaping and responding to economic change.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Housing critical : the role of housing in solving critical skill shortages across the regions / Impact Economics and Policy

by Impact Economics and Policy | Everybody's Home.

Publisher: [Australia] Everybody’s Home, 2022Description: 30 p. : ill. (Online Resource).Online Access: Website Summary: Employers across Australia are unable to fill job vacancies, which is undermining productivity and economic growth. In May 2022 there were 480,000 vacant jobs across Australia1, representing enormous lost productive capacity. There are many factors driving high vacancies, including the lack of migration, under engagement of Australian women in the labour market, and inadequate investment in skills and training but housing also plays a critical role in the efficient operation of the labour market. In this report the labour market and housing market trends since the pandemic started are analysed across five key regions - the Sunshine Coast; Geelong and the Surf Coast; Illawarra and South Coast; Fleurieu Peninsula; and Launceston and the North East. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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