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The Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement of 1956 and the politics of home-ownership in the Cold War

Murphy, John

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rticularly the post-war affirmation of the independent family, with its commitments to domesticity as a basis of citizenship, but in a period when a severe housing shortage also signalled uncertainties about the reliability of the economic boon. The paper then examines in detail the evolution of the 1956 Agreement within the conservative parties, the Commonwealth bureaucracy and the Cabinet. It concludes that, even though home-ownership emerges from these debates as a central ideological...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMurphy, John
dc.contributor.editorColes, Rita C
dc.coverage.spatialAustralia
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-01T04:47:41Z
dc.date.available2017-05-01T04:47:41Z
dc.date.created2017
dc.identifier.isbn731523164
dc.identifier.issn1035-3828
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/116278
dc.description.abstractrticularly the post-war affirmation of the independent family, with its commitments to domesticity as a basis of citizenship, but in a period when a severe housing shortage also signalled uncertainties about the reliability of the economic boon. The paper then examines in detail the evolution of the 1956 Agreement within the conservative parties, the Commonwealth bureaucracy and the Cabinet. It concludes that, even though home-ownership emerges from these debates as a central ideological priority for the Menzies government, Cabinet thwarted the attempt of Senator Spooner — as the responsible minister — to abolish the CSHA altogether.
dc.description.sponsorshipAustralian Policy Online (APO)'s Linked Data II project, funded by the Australian Research Council, with partners at the ANU Library, Swinburne University and RMIT.
dc.format.extentiv, 30 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherUrban Research Program. Research School of Social Science. Australian National University.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUrban Research Program Working papers: No. 50
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.subject.ddc307.760994
dc.subject.lccHT101.U87
dc.subject.lcshUrban policy -- Australia
dc.subject.lcshUrban renewal -- Australia
dc.subject.lcshHousing -- Australia
dc.titleThe Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement of 1956 and the politics of home-ownership in the Cold War
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
dc.date.issued1995
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.identifier.doi10.4225/13/590a53907cc5c
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenanceScanned, catalogued and preserved under the auspices of a joint initiative between Australian Policy Online (APO) and The Australian National University (ERMS2230346)
dc.rights.licenseCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Australia (CC BY-NC 3.0 AU)
CollectionsANU Urban Research Unit/Program

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