Author(s): Mares, Peter
More than a million lower-income households in Australia pay above the affordability benchmark for their housing costs. More than 100,000 people are homeless. Seventy per cent of us are concerned we'll never own property. Yet owning a home is still seen by most Australians as an essential part of our way of life.
It is generally accepted that Australia is in the grip of a housing crisis. But we are divided - along class, generational and political lines - about what to do about it. Award-winning journalist Peter Mares draws on academic research, statistical data and personal interviews to create a clear picture of Australia's housing problems and to offer practical solutions.
Expertly informed and eminently readable, No Place Like Home cuts through the noise and asks the common-sense questions about why we do housing the way we do, and what the alternatives might be.
About the author:
Peter Mares is an independent writer and researcher. He is a contributing editor with the online magazine Inside Story and a senior moderator with The Cranlana Programme. Peter was a broadcaster with the ABC for twenty-five years, serving as a foreign correspondent based in Hanoi and presenting national radio programs. He is the author of the award-winning Borderline- Australia's Response to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Wake of the Tampa. His 2016 book Not Quite Australian- How Temporary Migration Is Changing the Nation was shortlisted in the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards.
Number of Pages: 368
Publication Date: 20180917
Publisher: The Text Publishing Company
Product Form: Paperback / softback
Dimensions (LxWxH): 233 mm154 mm31 mm
Weight: 414 gr