Speaker

Darren Smith

CEO, Aboriginal Housing Victoria

 Darren  Smith

Darren Smith is Palawa Trowerna from the Trawlwoolway clan of the Pyemairrenner people in Tasmania and is CEO of Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV). He has qualifications in Engineering, Law and Public Policy. Darren has held executive positions at AHV since 2014 including as Director of Strategy and Performance where AHV was successful in its submission for Housing Association registration in 2015. Prior to his time at AHV, Darren most recently worked in policy roles for the Victorian Government in Building Policy for the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure and in the former Aboriginal Affairs Victoria.

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Wednesday 28 August 2019
10.40am – 12.10pm

Major concurrent session

Pathways and priorities for Australia’s Indigenous housing

Appropriate and affordable housing is a vital foundation for wellbeing that supports education and employment pathways, yet many Indigenous Australians still face overwhelming housing challenges. With housing identified as a priority for a renewed Closing the Gap strategy, this panel will unpack the common challenges across Australian states and territories and explore the priorities and ... view