The Future of Australian Housing 2017 – this changes everything

1st Jun 2017 - 2nd Jun 2017
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets Southbank Brisbane Queensland Australia 4101


With more to be confirmed...

The Hon. Mick de Brenni MP

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Sport and State Member for Springwood, Queensland Government    ... More

Saul Eslake

Independent Economist, Corinna Economic Advisory
Saul Eslake worked as an economist in the Australian financial markets for more than 25 years,... More

The Hon. Chris Bowen MP

Shadow Treasurer and Federal Member for McMahon, Australian Labour Party
Chris Bowen was elected to the Federal Parliament as Member for Prospect in October 2004 having... More

Jamie Durie OAM

International award winning designer and author, President of Durie Design and TV Presenter
Jamie has been an advocate of long term thinking regarding our environment and community. He has... More

Steven Persson

Chief Executive Officer, The Big Issue in Australia / Homes for Homes
Steven, a social entrepreneur, has been CEO of The Big Issue in Australia since 2005. The Big ... More

Lisa Tierney

Group Chief Operating Officer, Compass Housing
Commencing her career in finance within mergers and acquisitions for the US Investment bank... More

Danielle Hannah and Teresa Reed

CEO and Director, Jack Reed Barbershop
Jack Reed Barber Shop is the work of these two peninsular locals who wanted to bring back the... More

Corinne Henderson

Principal Advisor, Policy & Legislative Reform, Mental Health Coordinating Council
Corinne Henderson is Principal Advisor/ Policy and Legislative Reform at the Mental Health... More

Rhianon Vichta

Research and Evaluation Coordinator, Brisbane Youth Service
Rhianon Vichta is the Research and Evaluation Coordinator for Brisbane Youth Service and works... More

Arlene Lewis

Housing Coordinator, Churches of Christ Housing Services Limited
Arlene has over 25 years’ experience working in the housing sector. She worked in tenancy... More

Paul Tommasini

CEO, Ipswich Independent Youth Service (IIYS)
Ipswich Independent Youth Service (IIYS) has been supporting young people experiencing... More

Stephen Mam

Committee Member, Reconciliation Australia
Stephen Mam was born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland. He is of Torres Strait Islander descent... More

Peter Jackson

Co-Chair, Reconciliation Australia
Peter has been an active member of the Samford Reconciliation Group and RQI since 1995 and is... More

Councillor Adam Allan

Councillor for Northgate Ward and Trustee on the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust, Brisbane City Council
Adam Allan was elected to Council at the 2016 Brisbane City Council elections. He previously had... More

Brendan Gaffney

Director, Cox Architecture
Brendan graduated from the University of Queensland in 1990, winning the Karl and Gertrude... More

Georgia Stevenson

Architectural Graduate, Bickerton Masters Architecture
Georgia Stevenson is a recent graduate from the Queensland University of... More

Isaac Vincent

Architectural Graduate, Bickerton Masters Architecture
Isaac Vincent recently graduated from the University of Queensland‘s Master’s degree... More

Shane Jamieson

Youngcare Connect Manager, Youngcare
Shane has been a member of the Youngcare staff for the past five years, having worked in the... More

Murray Thomson

Housing Chaplain Team Leader, Churches of Christ Housing Services Limited
Murray Thomson was instrumental in pioneering the concept of the Community Chaplaincy program... More

Adrian Pisarski

Executive Officer, National Shelter
Adrian Pisarski has a 35 year history in the community sector including roles with housing,... More

Laura Barnes

Senior Manager Practice, Research and Policy, QLD Council of Social Service (QCOSS)
Laura is currently employed as the Senior Manager, Practice Research and Policy at Queensland... More

Mandy Doon

Community Pty Ltd (CSnet), Co-founder and Director
Mandy Doon is co-founder and director of CSnet. The purpose of CSnet is to develop innovative... More

Dr Judy Kraatz

Senior Research Fellow with the Cities Research Centre, Griffith University
Dr Judy Kraatz is a Senior Research Fellow with the Cities Research Institute at Griffith... More

Maria Leebeek

Team Leader of the Innovation, Performance and Evaluation Team, Micah Projects Inc.
Maria has a range of experience in the human services from direct practice to organizational... More

Matthew Cox

Director, Logan Together
After chairing the working party that established the Logan Together initiative during... More

Naomi Laws

Team Leader: Social Housing and Tenancy Support Team (SHouT) - Mental Health Demonstration Project, Footprints in Brisbane Inc.
The Sustaining Housing and Tenancy (SHouT) Team in Footprints is the NGO partner in the Mental... More

Brett Hanna

CEO, Regional Housing Ltd
Brett has over 20 years’ experience in the delivery of frontline housing and homelessness... More

Donald Proctor

Executive Manager Strategic Assets, Compass Housing
Donald Proctor currently holds the position of Executive Manager Strategic Assets, Compass... More

Kristy Edwards

Acting General Manager, Working Against Violence Support Service (WAVSS)
Kristy Edwards - Master of Counselling Kristy Edwards works as the Acting General Manager at... More

Barbara Shaw

Executive Director of the Office of Women and Domestic Violence Reform, Department of Communities
Barbara is the Executive Director of the Office for Women and Domestic Violence Reform,... More

Meghan Hibbert

Director of Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, Residential Tenancies Authority
Meghan leads the Policy and Stakeholder Engagement division which delivers research,... More

Lesleigh Mayes

Solicitor - Social Infrastructure, McCullough Robertson Lawyers
Lesleigh has over 30 years of experience as a solicitor and currently practices in the... More

Richard Hundt

Senior Associate, McCullough Robertson Lawyers
Richard Hundt is a passionate advocate for social and community issues. His legal work in... More

Matthew Gillett

Industry Development Manager, Community Services Industry Alliance
Matthew is Project Manager for the WorkAbility Qld consortium project focussed on building the... More

Paige Armstrong

CEO, Queensland Disability Network (QDN)
Paige has been Chief Executive Officer of QDN since October 2013. Paige has a strong... More

Marcus Spiller

Principal and Partner, SGS Economics and Planning
Marcus is a founding partner at SGS. He has extensive experience in public policy analysis as an... More

Rebecca Oelkers

Chief Operations Officer, Brisbane Housing Company (BHC)
Rebecca Oelkers is Chief Operations Officer for BHC and is also responsible for the Business... More

Jim Hardy

Senior Manager, Lending, Community Sector Banking
Jim Hardy is the Senior Manager for Lending at Community Sector Banking (the Not-for-Profit... More

Professor Peter Phibbs

Director of the Henry Halloran Trust, University of Sydney
Professor Peter Phibbs is a geographer, planner and social economist. Currently he is Director... More

James Waddell

Director, Capital Financing Group of National Australia Bank
James is a Director with the Capital Financing group of National Australia Bank, the leading... More

Georgia Rose

Beginning her musical journey in the home of The Beatles - Liverpool, England - Georgia listened... More

Tim Cox

MC and Moderator, Tim Cox Talks
Tim was a stalwart of ABC Radio in Tasmania, then nationally, then here in Queensland, winning... More

Brendan Christou

President, Brisbane Development Association
Brendan Christou was appointed Chief Executive of the RNA in 2012 after serving as Deputy Chief... More

Leone Crayden

Executive Director, Q Shelter
Leone Crayden is the Executive Director Q Shelter, Queensland’s peak industry body for... More

Kevin Doodney

CEO and Chair, LJ Hooker and Future Housing Taskforce
In the past 35 years Kevin has sold over 15,000 land lots, received over 180 industry awards and... More

Mark Doonar

Executive Director, Brisbane Development Association, Project Director, APP Corporation
In addition to his role of Executive Director of the BDA, Mark is a Project Director in Urban... More

Jeremy McLeod

Board of Directors of Nightingale, Founding Director of Breathe Architecture
Jeremy leads a team of dedicated architects that have built a reputation for delivering high... More

Dr Josh Byrne

ABC's Presenter of WA Gardening Australia TV program, Director of Josh Byrne and Associates
Josh is the Director of JBA and is a widely respected sustainability practitioner and... More

Kerry Shepherd

Co-founder, Currumbin Ecovillage
Kerry Shepherd and her husband had a dream to live a sustainable life. Out of this dream the... More

Donna Maree O'Connor

CEO, Access Community Housing
Donna-Maree joined the team in 2014 after holding leadership positions in state and local... More

Rachel Watson

Manager for Service Innovation and New Business at Wesley Mission Queensland, Chair of Queensland Shelter
Rachel Watson is the Chair of Queensland Shelter and Manager for Service Innovation and New... More

Ian Ugarte

Board Member, Future Housing Taskforce
Ian started his working career in a family owned plumbing business. Since then he has completed... More

Paul Graham

Chief Economist, Energy, CSIRO Energy Flagship
In this role he is responsible for advice on the global and national economic context relevant... More

The Property Games

Follow this human experiment proving that education and correct mentoring creates high monetary... More

Harry Carrick

Director, Tara Consulting
Harry has been in the development and not-for-profit space for many years. Harry has been... More
The theme of the conference this year is The Future of Australian Housing 2017 - this changes everything
Some examples of the topics our speakers will cover are:
Professional development workshops
Youth housing and homelessness
Mental Health – Trauma informed care
Collective Impact and social change
Outcomes measurement
Service integration
Financing affordable housing
Developing housing for people with Disability / National Disability Insurance Scheme
Homelessness models