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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).

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)

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)

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).

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).

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).

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).

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)

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