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Dr Chris Martin

Chris Martin
Research Fellow

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Chris joined the City Futures Research Center in May 2015 as a Research Fellow, Housing Policy and Practice.

Chris's research interests are in rental housing and housing affordability, with special interest in:

  • tenancy law;
  • the private rental market and related institutions;
  • social housing;
  • boarding houses, lodging and other forms of marginal rental accommodation;
  • housing and taxation; and
  • the history of housing policy.

Chris was previously the Senior Policy Officer of the Tenants' Union of NSW, and is the author of the 'Tenants' Rights Maunal' (4th edition), the leading text on tenancy law and policy for tenants and community workers in New South Wales. He is also a past Chair of Shelter NSW. Chris's PhD research was in the government of crime and disorder in public housing in New South Wales.

Chris Martin joined the City Futures Research Centre in May 2015 as a Research Fellow, Housing Policy and Practice.

Chris's research interests are in rental housing and housing affordability, with special interest in:

  • tenancy law;
  • the private rental market and related institutions;
  • social housing;
  • boarding houses, lodging and other marginal rental housing;
  • housing and taxation; and
  • the history of housing policy.

Chris was previously the Senior Policy Officer of the Tenants' Union of NSW, and is the author of the 'Tenants' Rights Manual' (4th edition), the leading text on residential tenancy law and policy for tenants and community workers in New South Wales. Chris's PhD research was in the government of crime and disorder in public housing in New South Wales.

- See more at: https://www.be.unsw.edu.au/profile/chris_martin#sthash.1seVsShP.dpuf

Chris Martin joined the City Futures Research Centre in May 2015 as a Research Fellow, Housing Policy and Practice.

Chris's research interests are in rental housing and housing affordability, with special interest in:

  • tenancy law;
  • the private rental market and related institutions;
  • social housing;
  • boarding houses, lodging and other marginal rental housing;
  • housing and taxation; and
  • the history of housing policy.

Chris was previously the Senior Policy Officer of the Tenants' Union of NSW, and is the author of the 'Tenants' Rights Manual' (4th edition), the leading text on residential tenancy law and policy for tenants and community workers in New South Wales. Chris's PhD research was in the government of crime and disorder in public housing in New South Wales.

- See more at: https://www.be.unsw.edu.au/profile/chris_martin#sthash.1seVsShP.dpu

Chris Martin joined the City Futures Research Centre in May 2015 as a Research Fellow, Housing Policy and Practice.

Chris's research interests are in rental housing and housing affordability, with special interest in:

  • tenancy law;
  • the private rental market and related institutions;
  • social housing;
  • boarding houses, lodging and other marginal rental housing;
  • housing and taxation; and
  • the history of housing policy.

Chris was previously the Senior Policy Officer of the Tenants' Union of NSW, and is the author of the 'Tenants' Rights Manual' (4th edition), the leading text on residential tenancy law and policy for tenants and community workers in New South Wales. Chris's PhD research was in the government of crime and disorder in public housing in New South Wales.

- See more at: https://www.be.unsw.edu.au/profile/chris_martin#sthash.1seVsShP.dpuf
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Chris Martin joined the City Futures Research Centre in May 2015 as a Research Fellow, Housing Policy and Practice.

Chris's research interests are in rental housing and housing affordability, with special interest in:

  • tenancy law;
  • the private rental market and related institutions;
  • social housing;
  • boarding houses, lodging and other marginal rental housing;
  • housing and taxation; and
  • the history of housing policy.

Chris was previously the Senior Policy Officer of the Tenants' Union of NSW, and is the author of the 'Tenants' Rights Manual' (4th edition), the leading text on residential tenancy law and policy for tenants and community workers in New South Wales. Chris's PhD research was in the government of crime and disorder in public housing in New South Wales.

- See more at: https://www.be.unsw.edu.au/profile/chris_martin#sthash.1seVsShP.dpuf

Chris Martin joined the City Futures Research Centre in May 2015 as a Research Fellow, Housing Policy and Practice.

Chris's research interests are in rental housing and housing affordability, with special interest in:

  • tenancy law;
  • the private rental market and related institutions;
  • social housing;
  • boarding houses, lodging and other marginal rental housing;
  • housing and taxation; and
  • the history of housing policy.

Chris was previously the Senior Policy Officer of the Tenants' Union of NSW, and is the author of the 'Tenants' Rights Manual' (4th edition), the leading text on residential tenancy law and policy for tenants and community workers in New South Wales. Chris's PhD research was in the government of crime and disorder in public housing in New South Wales.

- See more at: https://www.be.unsw.edu.au/profile/chris_martin#sthash.DrKxnjZk.dpuf

Publications

Books

Martin C, 2012, Tenants' Rights Manual: a practical guide to renting in New South Wales (4th edition), Federation Press, Annandale

Book Chapters

Arbuthnot G; Irving A; Lee J; Martin CL; Mowbray R; Smyth P; Wilkinson R, 2016, 'Housing', in The Law Handbook: Your Practical Guide to the Law in New South Wales, edn. 14, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, http://legal.thomsonreuters.com.au/the-law-handbook-your-practical-guide-to-the-law-in-nsw-14th-edition/productdetail/124551

Journal articles

Martin C, 2018, 'Clever Odysseus: narratives and strategies of rental property investor subjectivity in Australia', Housing Studies, pp. 1-25, 10.1080/02673037.2017.1414161

Martin C, 2016, 'One strike, three strikes: Crime and anti-social behaviour in NSW public housing', Alternative Law Journal, vol. 41, pp. 262-266, 10.1177/1037969X1604100410

Martin C, 2015, 'Contracts and conduct: Using tenancy law to govern crime and disorder in public housing in New South Wales', Property Law Review, vol. 5, pp. 81-100

Martin CL, 2004, 'Law and Order in Public Housing: the Residential Tenancies (Public Housing) Act 2004', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 16

Martin CL, 2002, 'Public Assembly and Dissent in Sydney – one year on from the Olympic Games', Alternative Law Journal, vol. 27

Martin CL, 2001, 'Review of the Report of the Ombudsman Victoria, Investigation of Police Action at the World Economic Forum Demonstrations September 2000, June 2001', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 13

Martin CL, 2000, 'Crime and Control in Australian Urban Space', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 12

Conference Papers

Troy L; Martin C, 2017, 'Rental Vulnerability: a new methodology for measuring and mapping disadvantage in rental housing', in Rental Vulnerability: a new methodology for measuring and mapping disadvantage in rental housing, State of Australian Cities Conference 2017, Adelaide, presented at State of Australian Cities Conference 2017, Adelaide, 28 - 30 November 2017

Reports

Hulse K; Martin C; James A; Stone W, 2018, Private rental in transition: institutional change, technology and innovation in Australia, AHURI Ltd, Melbourne, AHURI Final Reports, 296, 10.18408/ahuri-5112101

Martin C; Hulse K; Pawson H; Kofner S; Hayden A; Stephens M; Schwartz A, 2018, The changing institutions of private rental housing: an international review, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Ltd, Melbourne, AHURI Final Report, 292, 10.18408/ahuri-7112201

Milligan VR; Pawson H; Phillips, R; Martin, C, 2017, Developing the scale and capacity of Australia’s affordable housing industry, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne Australia, online, AHURI Final Report, 278, 10.18408/ahuri-7108402.

Troy L; Martin C, 2017, Queensland Rental Vulnerability Index, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, https://cityfutures.be.unsw.edu.au/documents/396/RVI_final_to_TQ_public.pdf

Milligan V; Martin C; Phillips R; Liu EY; Pawson H; Spinney A, 2016, Profiling Australia's Affordable Housing Industry (AHURI Final Report #268), Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, Final Report 268, 10.18408/ahuri-7108401

Pawson H; Martin C; Flanagan K; Phillips R, 2016, Recent housing transfer experience in Australia: Implications for affordable housing industry development (AHURI Final Report #273), Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, 273, 10.18408/ahuri-7108101

Martin CL, 2015, Heritage and social housing: implications for repairs, maintenance, modifications and redevelopments, Shelter NSW, Sydney

Martin CL, 2007, Shelter - Hot Topics 57, State Library of NSW, Sydney, Hot Topics: legal issues in plain language, 57, http://www.legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au/hot_topics/pdf/shelter_57.pdf

Martin CL; Blunden H, 2004, Leaking Roofs: Australian tenancy law, Tenants' Union of NSW, Sydney

Theses / Dissertations

Martin CL, 2011, Government Housing: governing crime and disorder in public housing in New South Wales, University of Sydney

Conference Presentations

Martin CL, 2017, 'Property investor subjectivity in Australia: narratives and strategies', in Property investor subjectivity in Australia: narratives and strategies, RC43 - Unreal Estate? Rethinking Housing, Class and Identity, City University, Hong Kong, presented at RC43 - Unreal Estate? Rethinking Housing, Class and Identity, City University, Hong Kong, 18 - 21 June 2017

Martin CL, 2005, 'Government Housing: crime, order and security in public housing in New South Wales', in Government Housing: crime, order and security in public housing in New South Wales, Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology annual conference, Wellington, New Zealand, presented at Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology annual conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 01 - 01 February 2005

Martin C; Mott P; Landles Z, 2002, 'Marginalising public housing tenants: from the 'Good Neighbour Policy' to 'renewable tenancies'', in Marginalising public housing tenants: from the 'Good Neighbour Policy' to 'renewable tenancies', Housing, crime and stronger communities, Melbourne, presented at Housing, crime and stronger communities, Melbourne, 06 - 07 May 2002, http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/conferences/housing/martin.pdf

Martin CL; Stubbs J, 2001, 'Neither Panopticon nor Panacea: differing meanings of CCTV surveillance in Sydney', in Neither Panopticon nor Panacea: differing meanings of CCTV surveillance in Sydney, Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology annual conference, Melbourne, presented at Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology annual conference, Melbourne, 01 - 01 May 2001

Creative Written Works

Martin C, 2018, Wealthy landlords and more sharehousing: how the rental sector is changing, The Conversation, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/wealthy-landlords-and-more-sharehousing-how-the-rental-sector-is-changing-94394

Martin C, 2018, What Australia can learn from overseas about the future of rental housing, The Conversation, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/what-australia-can-learn-from-overseas-about-the-future-of-rental-housing-90401

Martin CL; Pawson H, 2017, Australia needs to reboot affordable housing funding, not scrap it, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/australia-needs-to-reboot-affordable-housing-funding-not-scrap-it-72861

Martin CL; Pawson H, 2017, Budget 2017 charts new social and affordable housing agenda, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/budget-2017-charts-new-social-and-affordable-housing-agenda-76794

Martin CL, 2017, Rental insecurity: why fixed long-term leases aren’t the answer, The Conversation, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/rental-insecurity-why-fixed-long-term-leases-arent-the-answer-73114

Martin CL, 2017, Saving Sirius: why heritage protection should include social housing, The Conversation, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/saving-sirius-why-heritage-protection-should-include-social-housing-81670

Martin C; Troy L, 2017, Two pictures of rental housing stress and vulnerability zero in on areas of need, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/two-pictures-of-rental-housing-stress-and-vulnerability-zero-in-on-areas-of-need-77714

Martin CL, 2016, Might Labor's negative-gearing policy yet save the housing market?, Might Labor's negative-gearing policy yet save the housing market?, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/might-labors-negative-gearing-policy-yet-save-the-housing-market-59989

Martin CL, 2016, Tenants' rights manual: a practical guide to renting in NSW, revised online 4th edition, Tenants' rights manual: a practical guide to renting in NSW, revised online 4th edition, State Library of NSW, http://www.legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au/guides/tenants_rights_manual/