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Social Housing Policy Challenges in Tasmania

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Francis - Brophy, E and Donoghue, J, Social Housing Policy Challenges in Tasmania, Australian Journal of Social Issues, 48, (4) pp. 435-454. ISSN 0157-6321 (2013) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2013 Australian Social Policy Association Incorporated

Official URL: http://www.aspa.org.au/publications/ajsi-issues.ht...

DOI: doi:10.1002/j.1839-4655.2013.tb00292.x

Abstract

This paper considers the social policy discourses that senior public housing and Non‑Government Organisation (NGO) housing managers employ to articulate and explain changes in social housing provision in Tasmania. We suggest that the Tasmanian social housing reform agenda is reflective of reforms in other Australian states. The period 200310 marked a time of policy change affecting social housing supply and policy discourse, which were influenced by neo‑liberal practices favouring multi‑actor governance models and financing. Interviews reveal that contradictory values and discourses were commonplace. Divergent views centred on the social goals and the efficiency elements of the new social policy focus, the Affordable Housing Strategy (AHS) and its eventual key delivery organisation, Tasmanian Affordable Housing Limited (TAHL). Despite constrained application, neo‑liberal processes remained strong within accounts of new social housing governance practices. We suggest that neo‑liberal practices have extended economic considerations into areas of social housing provision that were previously sheltered from market concerns.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Housing Policy, Neo‑liberal practice, Tasmania
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community Service (excl. Work)
Objective Field:Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services
Author:Donoghue, J (Dr Jed Donoghue)
ID Code:89908
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Social Sciences
Deposited On:2014-03-19
Last Modified:2017-11-28
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