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Housing, urban governance and anti-social behaviourPerspectives, policy and practice$
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John Flint

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346858

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346858.001.0001

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Housing and anti-social behaviour in Australia

Housing and anti-social behaviour in Australia

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(p.258) (p.259) Thirteen Housing and anti-social behaviour in Australia
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Housing, urban governance and anti-social behaviour
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Arthurson Kathy

Jacobs Keith

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346858.003.0014

This chapter looks at the emergence of ASB as an important issue in Australian policy discourse and housing management practice. It argues that ASB is not a well-established concept in Australia. It then describes how policy discourse and the actions of housing managers and other professionals have been less focused on corrective legal sanctions than is the case in the UK. Rather, these are characterised by community-focused interventions that are aimed at handling complicated causal factors. It is also indicated in this chapter that Australian housing and ASB policy is at a critical juncture, where it may result in a change in discourse, practice and policy.

Keywords:   anti-social behaviour, ASB, Australia, housing management, UK, Australian housing, legal sanctions

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