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Report released on the impact of fuel and mortgages in Australian cities

Posted in Research by Ferne Edwards on September 4th, 2008

The abstract was recently listed on Australian Policy Online. Sustainble Melbourne readers will be interested to find that Melbourne is one of the cities as case studies in the report. To see the original document visit http://www.apo.org.au/linkboard/results.chtml?filename_num=227134.

Unsettling suburbia: The new landscape of oil and mortgage vulnerability in Australian cities
Jago Dodson and Neil Sipe / Urban Research Program, Griffith University

Posted: 26-08-2008
The devastating impact of soaring fuel and mortgage prices on Australian households is graphically revealed in the new Griffith University Urban Research Program VAMPIRE index. This paper describes the devastating impact of soaring fuel and mortgage prices on Australian households. The VAMPIRE index identifies the relative degree of socio-economic stress in suburbs in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

To read the full document visit http://www.griffith.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/88851/urp-rp17-dodson-sipe-2008.pdf.