The National Housing Conference 2017 program is designed to be broad in scope and supports Australia’s contemporary ‘full spectrum’ housing policy debate. It ranges from homelessness, through to social and affordable housing and on into the housing market, land supply, land use planning and city deals.
With more than 1000 delegates and 150 speakers participating in 35 sessions over three days, NHC Sydney is set to be the most significant conference in many years.
Keynote plenary sessions
Wednesday 29 November (4pm)
Designing a National Housing Strategy for Canada: Lessons Learned
What can Australia learn from Canada, a country operating under the same federated system of government? Evan Siddall, who played a key role in developing Canada’s new National Housing Strategy will outline the key features of the Strategy and the political challenges in its implementation. Mr Siddall will also outline the important role the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation plays in contributing to the stability of the housing market and financial system and providing support for Canadians in housing need.
Thursday 30 November (9am)
Flying the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation
Is the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) the key to boosting affordable housing supply in Australia? As the Federal Government pushes to implement the NHFIC, what can we learn from the leader of the UK equivalent, and key adviser to the Federal Treasury, Mr Piers Williamson. Join Mr Williamson, and a panel of experts to examine what conditions are required in Australia to optimise the success of the NHIFC and what other layers of innovation are required to jump-start the supply of more affordable housing.
Friday 1 December (11.30am)
The safe house: the role of housing in domestic and family violence
Following a period of significant policy reflection and reform on the issue of family and domestic violence, including the National Plan to Reduce Violence against women and their children as well as Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family and Domestic Violence, this session aims to take stock of all current state/territory and federal initiatives. What more needs to be done to ensure safe and secure housing options for individuals and families vulnerable to, or experiencing domestic and family violence?
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