Hal Pawson

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Critics have characterised the Productivity Commission's latest report as a charter for “privatisation” of public housing. Yet it's not a manifesto for an entirely marketised and deregulated framework driven by the profit motive, writes Hal Pawson.

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NSW Premier Mike Baird's $1 billion fund is the first significant initiative to reverse affordable housing shortages in Australia since the 2008, write Hal Pawson and Vivienne Milligan.

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Housing has become just another investment asset – but the consequences are unsettling.

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Provision of affordable housing cannot be left to the market: it requires a commitment of government at all levels to develop well-integrated and properly funded policies, write Bill Randolph, Hal Pawson and Vivienne Milligan.

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