Homelessness is becoming an increasingly big issue in Australia, with more people struggling to find affordable and safe housing.
With the lack of affordable housing and preventative support models, too many Australians end up being homelessness.
According to recent research, homelessness has risen by 14 per cent across the country over the past five years, with close than 200,000 people on the waiting list for social housing. The Northern Territory currently has 12 times the homelessness rate compared to the rest of Australia.
The National Housing and Homelessness Forum will examine ways to combat Australia’s current housing and homelessness crisis. Delegates will gain practical prevention and early intervention tools to ensure less people end up without a safe home and strategies on how to provide effective support for homeless people. Delegates will also get access to national, state and community frameworks to put an end to homelessness altogether.
Over 100 delegates
Speakers from across the country
Practical case studies from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Download this document to view: The most up to date agenda, confirmed speakers for 2019 and testimonials
“I have left the conference completely inspired by the speakers. Clearly Aboriginal people are able to do their own business and I felt so proud of everyone that spoke about their efforts to do that. I would definitely come again. An amazing effort by all. It gave me a sense of renewed energy for my work back home.”
“I found the forum to be a worthy event which I will attend again. I have walked away having learned more, broadened in perspective and with valuable resources. Thank you.”
“Attending this conference was a wonderful experience for me both professionally and personally. I reconnected with my Aboriginal heritage and was reminded of all the wonderful accomplishments of my Aboriginal brothers and sisters, of whom I am so very proud.”
“I found the forum very interesting; I came away with a better understanding of how wide spread mental health issues affect our people. From all parts of Australia, the young the old and everyone in between.”
“This was one of the most informative conferences I have been to. Excellent MC, presenters and presentations. I have already recommended that my organisation send more practitioners to the next one.”
“It was a fantastic event - well organised, and made incredibly informative through the choice of presenters. Thanks!”
Member for Katherine, Assistant Minister for Prevention of Family Violence, Assistant Minister for Women’s Policy
Legislative Assembly of the Northern TerritoryView
Chief Executive Officer, Chair
Micah Projects, Australian Alliance to End HomelessnessView
National Coordinator, Project Manager, National Migrant Youth Support Service and Suicide Prevention and Welfare Researcher
National Indigenous Critical Response ServiceView
Director of the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre, Anthropologist and Architect
University of Queensland – School of Architecture and Institute for Social Science ResearchView
Research Fellow - Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning
University of AdelaideView
Company Secretary and Chief Executive Officer
Central Australian Affordable Housing CompanyView
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