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Housing Policy in Australia

A Case for System Reform

Authors: Pawson, Hal, Milligan, Vivienne, Yates, Judith

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  • Offers a comprehensive grounding in contemporary policy settings of the Australian public policy housing system
  • Promotes in-depth appreciation of contemporary debates including those focused on housing affordability and housing tax reform
  • Describes the policies and institutions that have shaped Australia’s housing system
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This book, the first comprehensive overview of housing policy in Australia in 25 years, investigates the many dimensions of housing affordability and government actions that affect affordability outcomes. It analyses the causes and implications of declining home ownership, rising rates of rental stress and the neglect of social housing, as well as the housing situation of Indigenous Australians. The book covers a period where housing policy primarily operated under a neo-liberal paradigm dominated by financial de-regulation and fiscal austerity. It critiques the broad and fragmented range of government measures that have influenced housing outcomes over this period. These include regulation, planning and tax policies as well as explicit housing programs. The book also identifies current and future housing challenges for Australian governments, recognizing these as a complex set of inter-connected problems. Drawing on its coverage of the economics, politics and administration of housing provision, the book sets out priorities for the transformational national strategy needed for a fairer and more productive housing system, and to improve affordability outcomes for the most vulnerable Australians.

About the authors

Hal Pawson is Professor of Housing Research and Policy, University of New South Wales Sydney, and an Associate Director of UNSW's City Futures Research Centre. Renowned as a housing researcher both in Australia and the UK, he is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing, and a Managing Editor of the international journal, Housing Studies.

Vivienne Milligan is an Honorary Professor, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Australia.  She has had a distinguished career, spanning nearly 40 years, as both a policymaker and a researcher specialising in social and affordable housing. She has a Doctorate in Geographical Studies from Utrecht University and is a life member of the Australasian Housing Institute.

Judith Yates currently is an Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney following a career of over 40 years in academia. Her primary research has been in housing economics, finance and policy. She holds a Doctor of Economic Science from the University of Amsterdam.

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“Pawson, Milligan and Yates carefully document compelling evidence on housing need and affordability to provide a contemporary and robust analysis of the when, where, how and why of housing problems in Australia. Moreover, the authors provide the policy solutions and actions to be taken by Federal, State and local governments, as well as the development, finance and property management industries.” (Ian Winter, Housing consultant, and Director, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2000-17)

“Housing Policy in Australia superbly harnesses international evidence and more than two decades of experience to not only analyse but also provide potential solutions to the current housing policy impasse. The book’s comprehensive canvassing of housing system diversity – tenures, social differentiation, historical trends – will become necessary reading for housing practitioners and students. The ambitious reform agenda proposed by the book deserves to be carefully digested and implemented by professionals working across the housing sector.” (Robyn Dowling, Professor of Planning and Dean of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney)

“In this important book, three leading Australian scholars combine their respective and collective research and deep, industry-engaged policy expertise to explain how and why the bipartisan post-war commitment to secure, affordable housing as a fundamental platform for social and economic participation, has collapsed. They present a searing indictment of the very real and profound consequences of three lost decades of housing policy reform for all Australians, not only the most vulnerable. This volume is an exemplar not only for housing and urban studies, but for policy studies more broadly.” (Anne Tiernan, Professor of Politics and Public Policy and Dean (Engagement), Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Housing Policy in Australia
Book Subtitle
A Case for System Reform
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-0780-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-0780-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-0779-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 368
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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