Youth Homelessness Forum Sidesteps Key Issue

Youth Homelessness Forum Sidesteps Key Issue

Today I’m attending Platform 1225, a conference about addressing youth homelessness organised by the Queensland Youth Housing Coalition. The organisers have done well. There are a lot of cool people at the conference and a lot of inspiring ideas floating around, but...
The Economics of West Village

The Economics of West Village

By Dave Eden –  Dave (@withsobersenses) writes at withsobersenses.wordpress.com and thewordfromstrugglestreet.wordpress.com‘ The West Village project on the old Absoe site is dressed up in all the right language (or at least it was before they took all the...

Perhaps It’s Time for Rent Controls in Brisbane

Anyone who’s been paying attention knows rents have shot up in Brisbane in recent years – particularly in inner-city suburbs like West End. Lower-income residents and students  have been priced out of the area in droves – a vibrant, innovative community is...