Plenary session

State(s) of housing policy—a national debate

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Shanghai, Computer Network, Technology, Big Data, China - East Asia, Cityscape
Wednesday 28 August 2019
1.30pm – 3.00pm

State(s) of housing policy—a national debate

A national debate on Australia’s housing system with perspectives from every state and territory. In 2019 more than a million households in Australia are under housing stress. In this action-led session, housing chief executives from all state and territory housing departments will discuss a strategy for housing future communities across the country.

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Speakers

Presenter

Louise Gilding
Executive Director, Housing ACT, Community Services Directorate, ACT Government
Louise is a strong believer in serving the ACT community and has done so for the last 20 years.  She currently leads the delivery of public housing and homelessness services in the ACT which includes responsibiliti... view
Jamie Chalker APM
CEO, Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development NT
Jamie was appointed as the CEO of Department of Local Government, Housing and Communities following a policing career in the Northern Territory. The Department of Local Government, Housing and Communities  leads the delivery of the government’s priorities in the are... view
Jessemy Stone
Director Housing Programs, Housing Tasmania
Jessemy Stone is the Director of Housing Programs for the Tasmanian Government. She has worked in the state government housing sector since 2008 and has been influential in the design and implementation of Tasmania’s housing reform agenda, including new supp... view
Michael Buchan
Chief Executive, South Australian Housing Authority
Michael Buchan holds the position of Chief Executive, SA Housing Authority. Michael has extensive experience in the evaluation, financing and delivery of private and public-sector infrastructure, social and property projects. Michael has been responsible for numerous flagship projects and holdi... view
Brenton Philp
Group Manager, Pensions and Housing Group, Department Social Services
Brenton joined the Department of Social Services on Monday 15 October 2018. As Group Manager for the Pensions and Housing Group, he is responsible for housing policy, including the National Rental Affordability Scheme and the National Housing and Homelessness Agreeme... view
Helen Nys
Assistant Director General, Policy and Service Design, Department of Communities WA
Helen is Assistant Director General, Policy and Service Design at the Department of Communities.  Helen has extensive experience in operational service delivery and policy design in both Australia and the United Kingdom. For the pa... view
Nick Foa
Deputy Secretary, Housing and Infrastructure & Director of Housing, Department of Health and Human Services VIC
Nick Foa has extensive experience delivering services and infrastructure to Victorian communities which he has been gained over a long career in local and state government. Nick joined the Victorian Government in 2014 as Acti... view
Anne Campbell
Executive Director, Housing and Homelessness, NSW Department of Communities and Justice
She previously led the transfer of all NSW specialist disability services to the non-government sector. Anne is a very experienced public sector leader who has held senior policy, program, strategy and operations jobs, and w... view
Mark Wall
A/General Manager Strategy, Policy and Programs, Housing, Homelessness and Sport, Department of Housing and Public Works QLD
Mark has more than 25 years’ experience in the Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works with senior roles in both frontline service delivery and the development and implementation of strategic policies and programs. Ma... view

Facilitator

Peter Mares
Author, No Place Like Home: Repairing Australia’s Housing Crisis
Peter Mares is the author of No Place Like Home: Repairing Australia’s Housing Crisis (Text, 2018) and a regular contributor to Inside Story magazine. Peter is also lead moderator with The Cranlana Programme, an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to developi... view