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Minor concurrent session

Thursday 30 November 2017
3.30pm – 5.00pm
Meeting room C4.7, ICC

MIN9: Respecting Indigenous culture and voice in the provision of housing

Understanding the cultural requirements of Indigenous Australians will help policy makers and practitioners deliver appropriate housing. Presenters in this session will examine the return to self-determination in Aboriginal Housing in the NT; ways to create culturally and contextually appropriate Indigenous housing; and the implementation and evaluation of Aboriginal tenant support and education programs.



Ms Sally Kubiak
Director, Policy Planning and Design Innovation, NSW Aboriginal Housing Office
Sally is the Director of Policy Planning and Design Innovation at the NSW Aboriginal Housing Office, the only Aboriginal housing statutory Authority in Australia. Sally has almost 20 years’ experience in the human service sect... view
Ms Barb Shaw
Co-Chair, Aboriginal Housing NT
Barb Shaw is a high profile Aboriginal rights activist and Co-Chair of Aboriginal Housing NT. Growing up in Mount Nancy Town Camp, near Alice Springs, where she still lives, Barb has fought tirelessly against policies and bureaucracies that marginalise Aborigin... view
Mr Matthew Ryan
Co-Chair, Aboriginal Housing NT
Matthew Ryan is from the Wurrpan clan of West Arnhem Land. He is a founding member and Co-Chair of Aboriginal Housing NT, and a director of Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation that services the Homelands and 32 Outstations surrounding Maningrida. He ... view
Ms Louise Weber
Housing Policy Officer, Aboriginal Peak Organisation NT
Louise is the inaugural Housing Policy Officer with the Aboriginal Peak Organisation NT (APO NT) that actively supports establishing the first NT peak Aboriginal Housing body (AHNT). With a career in social justice, Louise’s various roles include social policy f... view
Mr Kieran Wong
Director, Cox Architecture
Kieran is a Director at national architecture, urban design and planning firm, COX. Kieran’s portfolio of projects includes urban design, educational and public buildings that have been awarded by the Australian Institute of Architects across commercial, public, urban design, interior... view


Mr Shane Hamilton
Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Housing Office, NSW Department Family and Community Services
Shane Hamilton is a passionate advocate for providing housing choice for all Aboriginal people. A Wakka Wakka man whose family has links to the South Burnett region of Queensland. He is inspired by his grandparen... view