Building for better lives / Conference sessions

Minor concurrent session

Thursday 30 November 2017
1.30pm – 3.00pm
Meeting room C4.7, ICC

MIN5: Re-imagining the private rental sector

What will Australia’s private rental sector look like in 20 years? This session will be grounded in a presentation based on the AHURI Inquiry that is investigating the changes required to create an equitable, efficient and effective private rental sector that also caters to low-income households. What international best practice can Australia learn from to develop a sector where Australian renters can develop a sense of home and place?



Prof Kath Hulse
Director, Centre for Urban Transitions, Swinburne University of Technology
Professor Kath Hulse is Director of the Centre for Urban Transitions and Professor of Housing Studies at Swinburne University of Technology. She is currently leading an AHURI Inquiry into The Future of the Private Rental Sector. Kath’s work explores t... view


Mr James Kennedy
Head of Government and Public Institutions, Australia, JLL
James Kennedy works with large service delivery organisations – where property is a critical component of service delivery. James has a particular focus on residential real estate. James was formerly General Manager Operations for Defence Housing Australia, he was second... view
Ms Amy Brown
Partner, Infrastructure and Urban Renewal, PwC Australia
Amy Brown is a partner in the Sydney office of PwC’s Infrastructure and Urban Renewal Business. Amy specialises in advising Government and the private sector on outcomes-based procurement of public infrastructure and services, specifically in the housing, education and correcti... view


Dr Anne Badenhorst
Housing Research Director, AHURI Limited
As a Research Director, Anne supports AHURI’s National Housing Research Program and is editor of the AHURI journal. She works closely with our Research Centres and the policy and practice communities to deliver high quality, policy relevant and timely AHU... view