Final concurrent sessions online now!

Following the announcement of the first and second block of concurrent sessions, the final set are now live in the near-complete NHC 2019 program.

This completes day three of the program and adds to a robust program that will highlight innovations, leading edge practice and new ideas underpinned by the latest research.


Innovative funding partnerships

This session will explore pathways to innovative partnerships to finance affordable housing. We will hear on innovative new funding streams, trends in the private sector and how the community sector can approach collaboration to further incubate a sustainable future.

Speakers include

Jacob Edwards, Bank Australia

Maria Palumbo, Junction Australia

Scott Langford, SGCH

Steve Persson, The Big Issue

Additional speakers TBC


Mental health and housing

A research-driven presentation from Mind Australia and AHURI on the interplay between mental health and outcomes in housing will be followed by two local presentations, which will focus on the impacts of trauma on tenancies and how access to psychosocial support services correlate with homelessness in the territory.

Speakers include

Dr Sarah Pollock, Mind Australia

Dr Nicola Brackertz, AHURI

Additional speakers TBC




Intergenerational housing aspirations

Drawing on a new AHURI Research Inquiry, this session aims to understand the intergenerational housing ambitions of Australians, from those entering their first tenancies right through to those settling down for retirement, and how this stacks up to the same age groups living abroad.

Speakers include

Professor Wendy Stone, Swinburne University

Panel TBC

Policy leaders: state level innovation

From how technology is providing digital self-service in social housing to designing choice-based systems and rapidly rehousing rough sleepers – this session will highlight government-led innovations and best-practice examples that are making an impact across Australian communities.

Speakers include

Ann Quach, Tauber, Salesforce and Louise Gilding, Housing ACT

Kim Riedt, Sylwia Pichel and Darren Fraser, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

Penny Church, NSW Department of Family and Community Services and Shane Jakupec, NEAMI National

Yvette Park and Suzanne Bermingham, Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development NT

Additional speakers TBC



Following three case study presentations this is the opportunity to ask urban density and energy-efficiency experts on how our cities’ housing ecosystems are adapting in the era of urban, increasingly vertical populations.

Speakers include

Christian A. Nygaard, Swinburne University of Technology

Silvia Micheli, Antony Moulis, The University of Queensland

Dr Damian Madigan, Monash University

Additional speakers TBC


View the full draft program below: