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Private renters are doing it tough in outer suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne

In low-rent outer suburbs, almost one in six households could not afford to keep their house cool and went without meals. ChameleonsEye/Shutterstock Alan Morris, University of Technology Sydney; Hal Pawson, UNSW; Kath Hulse, Swinburne University of Technology, and Violet Xia, University of Technology Sydney Private renting continues to expand at the expense of home ownership, […]

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Australia’s social housing policy needs stronger leadership and an investment overhaul

Energy efficient social housing in Tasmania. Xsquared, Hobart, Author provided Julie Lawson, RMIT University; Jago Dodson, RMIT University; Kathleen Flanagan, University of Tasmania; Keith Jacobs, University of Tasmania; Laurence Troy, UNSW, and Ryan van den Nouwelant, Western Sydney University Australia will need another 730,000 social housing dwellings in 20 years if it is to tackle […]

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A very public sociology

Joseph Borlagdan, Brotherhood of St Laurence, University of Melbourne, TASA member While there are a few exceptions, it’s rare to see Australian sociologists featured as talking heads on our television screens. TASA member Catherine Robinson chats with us about co-hosting and consulting on the SBS documentary ‘Filthy Rich and Homeless’. She reflects upon how the […]

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Filthy Rich and Homeless

TASA member Catherine Robinson is the Co-Host and Series Consultant on SBS’s new three-part documentary series, ‘Filthy Rich and Homeless’.  ‘Filthy Rich and Homeless’, is a three-night event, that has been airing this week on SBS (Tuesday 27, Wednesday 28 and TONIGHT, Thursday 29 June at 8.30pm). Each show is will be available to view on SBS On […]

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