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Housing and Communities Program

The Institute for the Study of Social Change is committed to analysing and highlighting the underlying causes of housing inequity in Australia and Tasmania and to devising solutions to the problem. The Institute’s research is a collaboration with the University’s Housing and Community Research Unit and is led by Richard Eccleston, Lisa Denny, Julia Verdouw and Kathleen Flanagan.

Featured Articles

5 July 2018, The Conversation

In this article in The Conversation Richard Eccleston, Julia Verdouw and Kathleen Flanagan outline their proposed changes to property tax reform.

29 November 2017, Australian Financial Review

Read the Australian Financial Review’s coverage of changes to property taxation proposed by Professor Richard Eccleston and others.

13 July 2018, University of Tasmania News

Jessica Irvine, a senior economics writer with Fairfax Media, described the tax reforms proposed by Institute for the Study of Social Change Director Richard Eccleston and others as “compulsory reading for all state and federal politicians.”

29 November 2017, Institute for the Study of Social Change Blog Post

This article includes more media coverage of the release of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) report on how to create a fairer housing system in Australia.

11 September 2018, ABC News

This ABC news article covers part of the Institute for the Study of Social Change’s evidence to a Tasmanian parliamentary inquiry into the impact of the sharing economy on long term housing supply.

11 September 2018, The Examiner

This Examiner newspaper article reports on the Institute for the Study of Social Change’s evidence to a Tasmanian parliamentary inquiry into the impact of the sharing economy on long term housing supply.

Contact

Institute for Social Change
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 44
HOBART TAS 7001

Email: ISC.Admin@utas.edu.au

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