Six more concurrent sessions unveiled

Six more sessions announced for #NHC2019

Following last week’s announcement of six exciting sessions for the first day of the NHC’s jam-packed program, the second day of concurrent sessions is now online and outlined below. This block of concurrent sessions welcomes a range of expert speakers on important topics, which sit under the conference’s theme of Housing future communities.

Supporting employment opportunities

This session examines leading programs from across the country that combine stable housing with training, education and employment pathways to support better outcomes for residents.

Speakers include

David Sellars, MAX Solutions

Elana Turner, Cherie Jolly and Joe Gannon, Uniting SA

Sarah Kingsbeer and Melinda Everitt, Bridge Housing Ltd

Lynette Graham, Programmed Facility Management


Domestic and family violence

Two contemporary research presentations and an expert panel investigate what factors contribute to better long-term safety and housing outcomes for women.

Speakers include

Assoc. Prof. Jan Breckenridge, UNSW Sydney

Dr Kathleen Flanagan, University of Tasmania


Connecting young people with housing

This session examines the risks of youth homelessness and explores in detail new ways of working in collaboration to improve long-term housing options for young people.

Speakers include

Rhianon Vichta-Ohlsen, Brisbane Youth Service

Queensland Youth Housing Coalition Inc

Kai Schweizer, Curtin University


Affordable housing – working with local government

Local government has a key role in the future of affordable housing. This session looks at case studies of local governments that have developed affordable housing strategies in their jurisdiction.

Speakers include

Prof Andrew Beer, University of South Australia

Liz de Chastel, Australian Local Government Association

Judy Stubbs, Judith Stubbs and Associates


Culturally appropriate service design

Culturally appropriate service coordination better supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and families in need of housing. This session explores co-design, self-determination and critical success factors for Aboriginal CHPs and integrated service providers.

Speakers include

Elizabeth Ervine, NSW Aboriginal Housing Office

Kieran Wong and Dwayne McInnes, Fulcrum Agency

Tom Slockee and Kim Sinclair, SEARMS

Additional speakers TBC



Affordable and environmentally efficient housing

A series of case studies where environmental responsibility and efficiency is at the centre of housing programs including energy efficiency decision-making in the apartment building to improving energy efficiency in the community housing sector.

Speakers include

Matthew Daly University of Wollongong

Andrew Brooks SGCH

Jess Pomeroy, CHIA VIC and Alex Houlston, Energy for the People

Rory Martin, Frasers Property Australia


View the full draft program below:



Stay tuned for the last block of concurrent sessions, announced next week!