Housing future communities /

Major concurrent session

Wednesday 28 August 2019
10.40am – 12.10pm
Darwin Convention Centre

Generation Rent

More than a quarter of all Australian households are private renters, with the sector growing at twice the rate of all households between 2006 and 2016. Along with growth, the sector is fragmenting, particularly at the low-price end of the market. How can we ensure a fair and equitable system for the growing number of Australians who will be renters for life?

This session is sponsored by:
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Penny Carr
CEO, Tenants Queensland
Penny Carr is the CEO of Tenants Queensland where she has worked since 1998. Penny Carr graduated with a bachelor of Social Work from the University of Queensland, holds a Graduate Certificate in Housing Management and Policy from Swinburne Universi... view
Thomas Clement
Founder, myRent.co.nz
Thomas has an extensive career using technology to help solve some of the challenges with rented housing in Australia, UK and NZ. His latest service myRent.co.nz is designed to increase transparency, increase compliance, reduce costs and facilitate healthier relationships betwe... view
Dr Heather Holst
Commissioner for Residential Tenancies, Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety
Dr Heather Holst is Victoria’s first Commissioner for Residential Tenancies, having commenced in the role in September 2018. The Commissioner for Residential Tenancies provides independent advice to inform the development of residential tenancy policy, legislatio... view
Prof Kath Hulse
Director of the Centre for Urban Transitions, Swinburne University
Kath Hulse is Director of the Centre for Urban Transitions and research professor in housing studies. Her primary research interest is in the housing and urban drivers and consequences of economic, social, political and cultural change. Kath has a particul... view
Diana Callebaut
Head of Infrastructure, Cbus Superannuation
As the Head of Infrastructure since 2016, Diana is responsible for developing and cultivating a high performance team aligned with Cbus’ values to achieve the sector objectives.  She is responsible for Cbus’ $5.5 billion infrastructure sector portfolio design and constructio... view


Eliza Owen
Research Analyst, Domain
Eliza Owen joined Domain as a research analyst in 2018. She specialises in researching Australian residential and commercial property markets. Eliza previously worked as an analyst for Residex and CoreLogic, and has a first class honours degree in economics from the Universi... view