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Bronwyn Bate

Bronwyn Bate

PhD Candidate, Urban Research Program, Western Sydney University
I am a PhD Candidate in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology’s Urban Research Program at Western Sydney University. My research project, titled ‘“It's not a house, it's a home”: How home is understood and created among private renters in Sydney, Australia’, investigates how rental tenure impacts the meaning and making of home, and the ways in which private renters understand and create home.

Looking to rent a home? 6 things that will help or hinder you

Oct 09, 2019 11:25 am UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

Two-thirds of tenants in Australia rent through a real estate agent. A national shortage of private rental housing forces these tenants to impress the real estate agent to secure a property their application needs to...

Ideas of home and ownership in Australia might explain the neglect of renters’ rights

Nov 04, 2018 14:29 pm UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

In Australia, when we think of home, we think of ownership. This normalisation of home ownership is reflected in the Great Australian Dream, the belief that its the best way to achieve financial security. This dream is...

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