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Minor concurrent session

Thursday 30 November 2017
3.30pm – 5.00pm
International Convention Centre

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.


Sally Kubiak, NSW Aboriginal Housing Office

Barbara Shaw, Aboriginal Housing NT

Matthew Ryan, Aboriginal Housing NT

Kieran Wong, Cox Architecture



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 and Director, Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation
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 ... 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, Aboriginal Housing Office, NSW Department Family and Community Services
Shane Hamilton began his public service career in corrective services and held various management positions in correctional institutions across Queensland, Victoria and WA. Shane has previously worked as Social Housing Coordinator and General Manager for the Departme... view