Homelessness is entrenched and many Australians face overwhelming housing costs, yet housing policy has slipped off the political agenda. In this discussion with Peter Clarke, housing specialists Wendy Stone and Peter Mares trace the rise and fall of housing policy in Australia, and how the right to adequate, affordable housing can be brought back to the centre of policymaking.
Peter Clarke is a Melbourne-based webcaster, writer and educator who has taught at RMIT, Swinburne and Melbourne universities. Wendy Stone is Director of the AHURI Research Centre—Swinburne University of Technology. Peter Mares is contributing editor of Inside Story, a senior moderator with the Cranlana Programme for ethical leadership and an adjunct fellow at the Swinburne Centre for Urban Transitions.
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