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On Wednesday, August 1st, Professor Patrick Troy’s book, titled Accommodating Australians: Commonwealth Government Involvement in Housing was launched at an event at UNSW.The launch attracted a diverse audience of academics and supporters, demonstrating its relevance and topical nature.The real hero here is HC (‘Nugget’) Coombs, Director of Post War Reconstruction in the 1940s.

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Congratulations’ to Professor Troy for the evenings success.

Accommodating Australians explores the rise and fall of public housing during a prolonged period of generous Government support for home ownership while forcing the poor to pay more for their accommodation.

The Commonwealth Housing Commission which inquired into all aspects of the post-war housing question certainly endorsed this position and set in train a joint agreement with the states to fund public housing through low interest grants (actually loans).

At the same time the challenge was seen as more than just building houses.

The book discusses the way in which Commonwealth initiative led to the States adopting town planning processes that due to State departure from historic approaches to the provision of urban infrastructure services has helped fuel a massive rise in dwelling prices.

This book explores the response of the Australian Government during the bleakest years of WWII when it took stock of the situation facing the housing of the people and the way it developed a housing program in the post war period to improve the way they were accommodated.

Also in attendance was Professor Peter Spearritt, one of Australia’s leading urban historians and an internationally acclaimed speaker on Australian urban affairs.

The book explores the way the Australian Government took stock of the critical situation facing Australia’s housing supply in the middle of a world war and then developed a housing program in the post war period to improve the way they were accommodated, but how that vision became derailed in the following forty years.

What makes (1996); political preoccupation with short term point scoring rather than long term beneficence; the failure of the planning system on many fronts but particularly institutionalising high costs of development; developers intent on maximising their profits above all else; superficial critiques of urban form based on environmentally determinist ideologies; and the chronic absence of analytical evidence-based policy formation. Certainly, there seems no longer a bipartisan constituency to significantly enhance the low income public housing stock nationally.

The Liberals have been ideologically antagonistic for decades and with Labor, well, even there ‘the light on the hill was turned off some time ago’.

While this book focuses on housing specifically, it has plenty more targets from tunnel-visioned bureaucrats and airport privisatisation through Mc Mansions to Westfield and the NSW Department of Planning. But the main lament surrounds the hijacking of housing policy by increasingly economistic approaches cemented by the rise of neo-liberalist doctrines from the 1980s.

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