Peter Saunders prize awarded

The inaugural Peter Saunders Prize was awarded to Lucy Groenhart and Terry Burke for their paper ‘What has happened to Australia’s public housing? Thirty years of policy and outcomes, 1981 to 2011’.

Professor at the Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology, Terry’s research interests are lower income housing (public and private rental housing), housing affordability, urban segregation, and comparative urban and social policy.

Now studying medicine in New Zealand, Lucy was formerly an Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology with research interests focusing on social housing and tenure mix, and urban policy evaluation.

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Australian Journal of Social Issues, the Peter Saunders prize was awarded to the best paper published in AJSI in a calendar year.

Caption: At the presentation of the inaugural Peter Suander Prize at the Australian Policy Conference were, from left, Adam Graycar, Terry Burke and Peter Saunders.

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