Carlos d'Abrera


Featured Publication

  • Dying with Their Rights On: The myths and realities of ending homelessness in Australia 12 December 2018 | RR38
    The orthodox understanding of the causes of homelessness promoted by the ‘homelessness industry’ over emphasises the role of economic and social structures. Solutions based on structuralist explanations – such as increasing the supply of affordable social housing – are insufficient…...
    The orthodox understanding of the causes of homelessness promoted by the ‘homelessness industry’ over emphasises the role of economic and social structures. Solutions based on structuralist explanations – such as increasing the supply of affordable social housing – are insufficient…
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Media & Commentary

  • Solutions to the homelessness crisis are within reach but they are being ignored 23 January 2019 | The Daily Telegraph
    There are real answers to the homelessness crisis we are seeing in Sydney’s CBD and other cities, but those solutions are being ignored in favour of allowing people to spiral further into disease, addiction and mental health problems. Sydney is…
    There are real answers to the homelessness crisis we are seeing in Sydney’s CBD and other cities, but those solutions are being ignored in favour of allowing people to spiral further into disease, addiction and mental health problems. Sydney is…
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  • Rough sleepers need tough love 14 January 2019 | SPECTATOR FLAT WHITE
    The Everybody’s Home lobby group has been clanging the alarm bells about a growing rate of homelessness in Western Sydney. But they are using flawed 2016 census data to show an alleged 67% increase in the number of people ‘without…
    The Everybody’s Home lobby group has been clanging the alarm bells about a growing rate of homelessness in Western Sydney. But they are using flawed 2016 census data to show an alleged 67% increase in the number of people ‘without…
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  • Saluting the rights and ignoring the risks for the homeless 22 December 2018 | QUADRANT
    Lendlease Property has announced that part of the proceeds from the sale of every new home and land lot will now be directed to a new philanthropic venture to help the homeless. Proceeds will go to shelter and housing projects,…
    Lendlease Property has announced that part of the proceeds from the sale of every new home and land lot will now be directed to a new philanthropic venture to help the homeless. Proceeds will go to shelter and housing projects,…
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  • Ending homelessness demands real solutions 14 December 2018 | Ideas@TheCentre
    It’s more than a year since the infamous Martin Place tent city was dismantled, but we are no closer to addressing the real causes of genuine homelessness. Unfortunately, the debate about homelessness is being distorted by dubious official statistics that…
    It’s more than a year since the infamous Martin Place tent city was dismantled, but we are no closer to addressing the real causes of genuine homelessness. Unfortunately, the debate about homelessness is being distorted by dubious official statistics that…
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  • Homeless require the intervention of real help, not ideology 12 December 2018 | The Australian
    Illustration: Sturt Krygsman It’s more than a year since the ­infamous Martin Place tent city was dismantled in Sydney’s CBD but we are no closer to addressing the real causes of genuine homelessness. Assorted academics and charities protested against the removal…
    Illustration: Sturt Krygsman It’s more than a year since the ­infamous Martin Place tent city was dismantled in Sydney’s CBD but we are no closer to addressing the real causes of genuine homelessness. Assorted academics and charities protested against the removal…
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