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Vital conversations: older women have their say about the challenges of life in a city like Melbourne

  • Who decides what matters in the lives of voters?

In the run-up to the 2018 Victorian state election, media focused on a few potential big issues of concern or interest.

  • Harriet Radermacher
  • The Conversation

Newspapers featured pieces on the consequences of uncapped population growth in Victoria, particularly suburban housing sprawl and unaffordability.

Public transport and the growing economic divide between communities also attracted media attention.

Against this background, and in light of concerns raised by previous research, we wanted to engage with older women and to hear more directly from them about their lives, their experiences and…

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