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July 13, 2020

Home for Good: Communities for Wellbeing

In this fourth Home for Good policy brief, we explore ways to build ‘communities for wellbeing’. By this, we mean the ways in which good housing outcomes extend beyond individual housing circumstances to the context of neighbourhood and broader community.
May 6, 2020

Home for Good: Social Housing for an Ageing Population

In this, our third policy brief, we turn our attention to Australia’s social housing sector. In the context of declining home ownership and growing housing insecurity among older Australians, we ask whether social housing can provide the three critical functions of home as we age.
March 23, 2020

Home for Good: Improving the Private Rental Market for Older Australians

This policy brief, the second in a series looking at housing options for an ageing population, draws on the work of Per Capita and TACSI, to explore and propose new and innovative pathways for private rental housing.
February 25, 2020

Home for Good

This policy brief is intended to restore the idea of home as both a psychological and social asset to our discourse on housing, rather than just a financial asset. It is specifically concerned with the role of the home as we age, positing that successful ageing is dependent on a person’s access to a home that provides security, community, safety and autonomy.
Our Media
December 9, 2023

‘Good story’ for workers but will Labor’s fair go agenda pay off?

Labour hire workers will now need to be paid at least as much as direct employees when doing the same work.
Our Media
September 3, 2023

Industry experts say young people need family financial support to purchase a home

Many young Australians, desperate to get into their first home, say it would be an impossible dream without family support in the form of an early inheritance or ‘pledge’ loans. A majority of young Australians are relying on an early inheritance to enter the property market and $3.5 trillion will be transferred between generations in the next two decades, industry experts say.
August 29, 2022

Jobs and Skills Summit is good start to ensuring workers are no longer left behind

An op ed from John Falzon in The Canberra Times
August 8, 2019

Speech: John Falzon at the Don Dunstan Foundation’s Homelessness Conference

Homelessness and the house of lies Don Dunstan Foundation’s Homelessness Conference, Adelaide, 07 August 2019 Dr John Falzon Senior Fellow, Inequality and Social Justice I remember learning an important lesson From a young woman experiencing homelessness in Melbourne. Everyone was walking past her, refusing to meet her eyes. She wasn’t asking for somewhere to live. ... Read more
Our Media
March 9, 2017

To tackle housing affordability Scott Morrison must get more homes built

9 March 2017, The Guardian. by Stephen Koukoulas. The treasurer wants to do something in the budget to make homes more affordable but he has few levers to pull.
Our Media
March 6, 2017

From public good to profit margin: how privatisation is failing our communities

6 March 2017, The Guardian. By David Hetherington. When institutions that fulfil a deeply human function – teaching, caring for people at their most vulnerable moments – are forced to behave like businesses, everyone loses.
October 21, 2013

Social Innovation, Public Good: New Approaches to Public Sector Productivity

How does one 'price' a well-educated child or a rapidly cured patient? This report argues that that we should look to the not-for-profit sector to measure social return on investment. By David Hetherington.
December 21, 2020

2020: A Year in Review

A quick letter from the team In many ways, 2020 is the year most of us would rather not look back upon, but for once it’s not hyperbole to say that this has been one for the history books. Great disruptions of the kind wrought by the COVID-19 virus occur infrequently, but when they do ... Read more