The Centre for Just Places engages in advocacy to address place-based inequities and injustice in Australia. We bring a social and ecological lens, inviting discussion on what action can be taken by governments, individuals, organisations and the community services sector within Australia to build a socially and ecologically just society.
The Centre contributed to this submission which calls on the Federal Government to do more to improve the national response to housing stress and homelessness.
January 2022 – Prisons, climate and a just transition discussion paper
This discussion paper explores the overlapping social and ecological harms of the prison system, making the case for why a just transition to a zero greenhouse gas emissions future must include a focus on decarceration.
The Centre has joined together with the Sydney Policy Lab and its Real Deal project, the Centre for People, Place and Planet at Edith Cowan University, and Australia Together to run a nationwide community of practice on place-based action and research.
Roundtable on place and social disadvantage
The Centre has joined with the Brotherhood of St Laurence – Social Policy and Research Centre (SPARC) and ARC Centre for Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course at Melbourne University to run a series of roundtables which explore the potential of place-based, community-led initiatives and policies for addressing disadvantage and promoting equity and sustainability.