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Tax expenditures and housing /

by Yates, Judith | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2008Description: iv, 60 p.: ill. graphs PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Produced with funding from the Brotherhood of St Laurence Archive copy held electronicallySummary: This paper assesses the scale and distribution of key tax expenditures associated with the way in which housing is treated in the Australian tax system and indicates some changes that would make it more efficient and equitable. The relevant key tax bases are, at a federal level, the (individual) income and consumption (GST) tax and, at a state or local level, transactions (stamp duties) and wealth (land taxes and rates) taxes. This paper focuses only on the equity implications of the tax expenditures that arise with these tax bases.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Addressing locational disadvantage effectively /

by Ware, Vicki-Ann | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. Research ynthesis Service | Gronda , Hellene | Vitis, Laura.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Commissioned by Housing New South Wales August 2010 Appendices : p. 51-100 Bibliography : p. 101-103Summary: This report is the final output of a synthesis examining the nature of locational disadvantage and ways in which governments can intervene to improve the lives of disadvantaged residents in areas of concentrated poverty and disadvantage. The report outlines the synthesis methodology used, then explores the complex and contested concept of locational disadvantage. This is followed by discussion of some interventions used in the US, UK and EU to improve the life chances of residents of disadvantaged areas, leading to conclusions about broad principles for achieving lasting improvements.Availability: (1)
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Youth mentoring /

by Costello, Lauren | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. Research ynthesis Service | Thomson, Melanie.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2011 This research synthesis report was commissioned by the Victorian Youth Mentoring Alliance, the Office for Youth (OFY) and the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust (HMST) to bring together recent, high quality research evidence about the value and effectiveness of youth mentoring. SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Youth mentoring is, according to the Australian Youth Mentoring Network, defined as "a structured and trusting relationship that brings young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement". The goal of youth mentoring is to enhance social engagement and thereby minimise negative behaviours through growth in social and developmental behaviours. The purpose of youth mentoring, according to the evidence, is to provide a range of functions.Availability: (1)

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