Housing Justice Summit (National)

Conferences & public forums
Kaurna Yerta/Adelaide


1:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday 08 October




National housing justice now! A summit to bring solutions to the housing crisis

Hear from a panel of activist researchers, unionists and housing activists from all over the country discuss how to achieve housing justice.

Face to face venues:

Gadi/Sydney: Maritime Union Australia Sydney office Level 3/365 Sussex Street, Sydney.

Naarm/Melbourne: Resistance Centre, 5th Floor, 407 Swanston Street

Kaurna/Adelaide: Anti-Poverty Network Office: 47 King William Rd Unley [12:30PM start time]

Meanjin/ Brisbane: South East Queensland Renters Union Common House, 74B Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD [12PM start time]

Boorloo/Perth: Boorloo Activist Centre, 5 Aberdeen St, Boorloo/Perth WA [10am start time]

Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86706094303

Panel 1: 1 pm Housing Crisis, Housing Solutions

Paul McAleer - Maritime Union of Australia Sydney representative,
Carolyn Ieena - First Nations, 82 Wentworth Park Road (former) public housing tenant, acknowledgement to Country,
Adam Antonelli - Chair explaining the format for the day,
Dr. David Kelly - RMIT researcher in Centre for Urban Design and co-author of RMIT researcher in Centre for Urban Design and co-author of ‘Understanding Victoria’s Housing Statement,'
Karyn Brown - Waterloo South public housing tenant, Action for Public Housing activist,
Zach Smith - Construction Forestry Mining Maritime Energy Union National Secretary,
Lilia Anderson - Anne Kantor Research Fellow, The Australia Institute,
Max Chandler-Mather, Greens MP for Griffith, Greens Housing Spokesperson,
Ishbel Dunsmore - renter, Sydney University Student Representative Council, Education officer National Union Students Get a Room campaign

Panel 2: 3:10pm Organising for Housing Justice

Andrew Tiggjan- South East Queensland Union Renters
Dr. Alistair Sisson - Action 4 Public Housing NSW
JR from Renters Union & Save Barak Beacon (Victoria)
Margaret Kelly - Save Barak Beacon (Victoria)
TBC - Anti Poverty Network South Australia 
Fiona York - Retired community representative: Housing for the Aged Action Group
Jesse Noakes - Western Australia housing campaign

The housing crisis is the worst in living memory. It is a humanitarian disaster. 750,000 people live in housing stress and are in desperate need of secure housing. What is on offer from federal and state governments is grossly inadequate and set to make the situation worse.

Public housing tenants, renters and community organisers are resisting public housing demolition plans and leading the campaign to defend and extend public housing, freeze rents and increase homeless service funding.

Strong negotiations over the federal government's Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) bill have delivered $3 billion for social homes. But more funding is needed. Funding for public housing, rather than ‘social’ or ‘community’ housing, which privatise public homes and land. For thirty years, massive amounts of public housing has been given away to social/community housing, and this must stop.

Organised by: Action for Public Housing (NSW), Save Barak Beacon (Victoria), Anti-Poverty Network South Australia (SA), Combined Retired Union Members Association (CRUMA NSW) South East Queensland Union of Renters, Sydney University Student Representative Council, Anti-Poverty Centre, National Union Students Get a Room, Maritime Union Australia Sydney, Greens NSW, Socialist Alliance, Tenants Union of NSW, Save Public Housing Collective (Vic), Community Union Defence League, Communist Party Australia, Affordable Housing Party, Housing for the Aged Action Group, Solidarity, Independent Education Union of Australia, Friends of Erskineville, Older Women's Network NSW, Blue Mountains Union and Community Group

Contact 0403 517 266

For more details on the Agenda see here

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