Taking our houses : perceptions of the impact of asylum seekers, refugees and new migrants on housing assistance in Melbourne

Spinney, Angela and Nethery, Amy 2013, Taking our houses : perceptions of the impact of asylum seekers, refugees and new migrants on housing assistance in Melbourne, Social policy and society, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 179-189.

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Title Taking our houses : perceptions of the impact of asylum seekers, refugees and new migrants on housing assistance in Melbourne
Author(s) Spinney, Angela
Nethery, Amy
Journal name Social policy and society
Volume number 12
Issue number 2
Start page 179
End page 189
Total pages 11
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Place of publication Cambridge, England
Publication date 2013-04
ISSN 1474-7464
Keyword(s) homelessness
refugees
asylum seekers
migrants
housing
Summary The pressing issue of homelessness in Australia is largely caused by a shortage of affordable accommodation. Unexpected results from a study into the experiences of homeless families, however, revealed that many people held the perception that asylum seekers, refugees andmigrants are given greater priority by welfare agencies for housing assistance. Analysis of the interview data is used to illustrate how public and political discourses circulating at the time of the interviews may have contributed to these views. The article also discusses the extent to which xenophobia in the Australian community has links with feelings of economic insecurity.
Language eng
Field of Research 160699 Political Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 940106 Citizenship and National Identity
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Restricted until 2014-04-30
Copyright notice ©2012, Cambridge University Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30046819

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