Canberra Conversation Lecture Series
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY STRATEGIES IN AUSTRALIA - FROM TOKEN RESPONSES TO WHAT WORKSThu 22 February 2018.Function Room, Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, 180 London Circuit, CANBERRA CITY
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY STRATEGIES IN AUSTRALIA – FROM TOKEN RESPONSES TO WHAT WORKS
DATE: Thursday 22 February 2018
TIME: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
VENUE: Function Room, Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, 180 London Circuit, CANBERRA CITY
The deterioration in housing affordability has been of continuing concern for communities across Australia, particularly in the capital cities. The causes of that deterioration generally relate to surges in demand driven by economic conditions, impact of other and sometime incoherent policies, lack of responsiveness of the supply systems, and poor policy and planning at the submarket level. The Strategies and responses from governments have varied across jurisdictions over time. This IGPA Seminar will discuss those responses and key elements that would make such strategies more effective.
The Seminar is jointly convened by Professorial Fellow Jon Stanhope AO and Adjunct Professor Dr Khalid Ahmed PSM.
PROFESSOR PETER PHIBBS is a geographer, planner and social economist. Currently he is Director of the Henry Halloran Trust at the University of Sydney as well as Professor of Urban Planning and Policy at the University.
Professor Phibbs has been undertaking research in the housing market for over twenty-five years. His recent housing research has been on the development of the affordable housing sector in Australia and the impact of housing on a range of other well-being issues including health and educational outcomes.
His most recent work involves the evaluation of Government housing affordability strategies in a report from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) released in October 2017 titled “Government-led innovations in affordable housing delivery - Inquiry into increasing affordable housing supply: evidence-based principles and strategies for Australian policy and practice”.
Professor Phibbs is currently a member of the World Health Organisation’s working group which is preparing a set of guidelines on the connections between housing and health. He is a regular media commentator on the housing market.
Professorial Fellow Jon Stanhope AO was a member of the ACT Legislative Assembly from 1998 to 2011. He was the Territory’s Chief Minister from 2001 to and 2011, and also held the portfolios of Health, Attorney-General, Municipal Services, Economic Development and Treasury during his tenure. As the Chief Minister and Treasurer, he commissioned the ACT Affordable Housing Action Plan, and was responsible for its implementation.
He was Administrator of the Australian Indian Ocean Territories from 2012 to 2014. Besides IGPA, Jon is currently engaged with Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Service as an adviser.
In addition to convening this Seminar series, Jon has been a regular commentator on the social, economic and public policy issues in the Australian Capital Territory, and a contributor to local media publications.
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