NHC pre-conference program


For those of you arriving in Darwin early, there is still time to book in to one of the free pre-conference satellite events on Tuesday 27 August.

The events are all held at the Darwin Convention Centre. Find out more and register via the links below.

AURIN Training Workshop: 1.30pm–4.30pm

Free to the government and NGO/NFP sector, the AURIN Workbench is the single largest resource for accessing information about all aspects of Australia’s towns, cities and communities, from remote and rural Australia to the major metro regions. Our AHURI NHC workshop will focus on our huge store of housing related data, including:

  • AskIzzy crisis service requests—at suburb level across Australia, provided to AURIN through partnership with InfoXchange
  • AIHW’s homelessness and mental health reported statistics, nationwide
  • The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ homelessness data
  • The Australian Property Monitor’s point level sales records for NSW and VIC over the last five years
  • ABS Census data from 1981 to 2016, at fine spatial scales
  • Thousands of other datasets from a range of domains which are crucial to understanding Australia’s housing and homelessness challenges in context.

Register here.

Indigenous housing and health workshop: 1.30pm–4.30pm

In partnership with National Shelter and Shelter WA, PwC Indigenous Consulting has been engaged to review Housing policy and programs over the last twenty five years and their intersection with Health policy, and to recommend Housing policy solutions that will deliver better Health outcomes for Indigenous people.

Workshop participants will have three hours to consider options for the development of combined policy and innovation initiatives to optimise health and housing outcomes for First Nations peoples in Australia.

Through a highly engaging and interactive process involving presentations, group work, ‘unpacking’ case studies and future scenario planning; participants will contribute to the development of safe, affordable and secure housing policy and consider the impacts of this agenda on health and wellbeing and their participation in work, education and the community.

To register please email shane.hamilton@pwc.com.

Read more about the event here.

Everybody’s Home Campaign Satellite Event: 3.00pm–4.30pm

Everybody’s Home built a major presence prior to the federal election in support of a better, fairer housing system for everyone. Come to the Everybody’s Home conference session to learn about the next phase and how you can be involved in building a movement for every Australian to have a home.

Speaker: Campaign spokesperson, Kate Colvin.

Register for the event here.

AHI Professional Excellence in Housing Awards: 7.30pm–11.00pm

This is your last chance to register for the AHI Awards Gala Dinner—an opportunity to celebrate the success of social and affordable industry peers and to congratulate the worthy winners personally. The awards formally recognise and reward excellence in professional practice, from the grassroots to the most senior levels. The Australasian Awards will go to housing professionals who are judged to have made a significant and lasting difference: to tenants or service users; to their community; to their colleagues; and to their profession.

Read more about the AHI Awards Program here and book for the Gala Dinner via via the AHI website.