Louise Crabtree, Sidsel Grimstad, Joanne McNeill, Neil Perry & Emma Power
Published: January 2019

This research report was commissioned by the Australian Cooperative Housing Network, comprising Common Equity NSW, Common Equity Housing Ltd, the Federation of Housing Collectives, and Common Equity Housing South Australia. The report details the evidence for identified benefits of cooperative housing, the variables of business models in operation, and core enabling factors. On that basis, the report then presents a framework for a research methodology to capture primary data on the generation of value by rental cooperatives in Australia. It then presents an outline of the Australian context and sector and a review of cooperative housing sectors in selected countries. The country profiles are followed by a top-level overview of major global trends in cooperative housing.

Joanne McNeill, Jo Barraket, Aurora Elmes
Published: December 2017

This project was funded by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), and delivered by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Swinburne in partnership with Community Recycling Network Australia (CRNA) and Resource Recovery Australia. The project aims were: to improve understanding of how the environmental and social impacts of NSW-based community recycling enterprises are currently measured; to use this information to suggest some common indicators against which they could more effectively document and report on their performance in these areas; and to consider the implications of this work for sustainability-focused social enterprises more broadly.

Insights into Social Procurement: From Policy to Practice
Joanne McNeill
Published: December 2017
Katherine Gibson
Published: July 2012

A booklet outlining some of the major impacts of the 7-day work roster on families and communities from the perspective of women in four coal-mining communities in Central Queensland, Australia.

Joanne McNeill
Published: May 2009

Report on Churchill Fellowship study tour to the UK, Canada and the US.

Katherine Gibson, Jenny Cameron, Arthur Veno
Published: January 1999

How two communities in regional Victoria, Australia are beginning to rethink their relationship to processes of economic restructuring.