Plenary session

PLE5: The safe house: the role of housing in domestic and family violence

Friday 1 December 2017
11.30am – 1.00pm
Pyrmont Theatre, International Convention Centre

PLE5: The safe house: the role of housing in domestic and family violence

This critical session is looking at policy initiatives evolving from the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children. What has the implementation of these measures achieved to date; and what family domestic violence strategies and programs should be implemented into the future?

Speakers

Keynote presenters

Dr Heather Nancarrow
Chief Executive Officer, Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS)
Heather Nancarrow has 35 years’ experience working on the prevention of violence against women, including direct service provision, policy and legislation, and research and professional development. Heather has held many leadership roles at both t... view

Panellist

Hon Pru Goward MP
Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister for Social Housing, and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Pru Goward was sworn in as the Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister for Social Housing, and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in 2017. Pru was first elected ... view
Hon Linda Burney MP
Shadow Minister for Human Services
Linda was elected federal member for Barton in 2016, following a 14 year career in the NSW Parliament as Member for Canterbury. During her state political career she served as minister in a number of senior portfolios including as minist... view
Assoc Prof kylie valentine
Associate Professor, UNSW
kylie valentine is Deputy Director  of the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW Sydney (the University of New South Wales). She conducts evaluation and other research on integrated service delivery and programs for children and families, and her research interests a... view
Mr David Fisher
Chief Executive Officer, Housing Plus
David has more than 25 years’ experience in the Australian and UK community housing sectors. This includes working in a senior executive position for one of the largest care providers in the UK. He has led and established a numb... view

Facilitator

Ms Emma Alberici
Journalist and presenter of ABC Television's 'Lateline'
Emma Alberici is an Australian television journalist is currently the presenter of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship current affairs program, Lateline. Emma is an experienced journalist in business, economics and finance. Beginning her journalism career at the Nine Network a... view