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National house prices have risen at record rates. Today, over 400,000 Australians are in need of affordable housing and over 150,000 are on public housing waiting lists (source: ACOSS).

As homelessness increases and support systems are stretched to the limit, the root causes of housing insecurity, and the barriers to affordable housing, remain sources of debate.

Join a panel of experts as they share their research into this growing crisis, its impact on the most vulnerable, and how we can move toward a future where all Australians enjoy the security of a stable home.

Event details

Date:     Thursday, 9 June 2022
Time:    6-8pm (panel 6.30-7.30, refreshments before and after)
Venue:  The Long Room, Customs House, 399 Queen St, Brisbane
Cost:     $30 per person* 

*Refundable if you are required to isolate due to COVID-19

 

Panellists

Eloise AtkinsonEloise Atkinson

Bachelor of Design Studies '87, Bachelor of Architecture '92
Director, cross-disciplinary architecture and design practice Deicke Richards; Independent Chair, not-for-profit housing developer Brisbane Housing Company.

 

 

Cameron ParsellProfessor Cameron Parsell

Doctor of Philosophy '10
Poverty, homelessness, social services, and charity researcher in the UQ School of Social Science; Australian Research Council Future Fellow.

 

 

Associate Professor Maree Petersen
Bachelor of Social Work '86, Doctor of Philosophy '09
Researcher on the impacts of poverty and homelessness on older people in the UQ School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.

 

 

Moderator

Dr Kali Marnane

Bachelor of Architectural Design '08, Master of Architecture '12, Doctor of Philosophy '21
Architect and researcher on the value of public space and urban neighbourhoods to local communities in the UQ School of Architecture.

 

 

 

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