Terry Burke is Professor of Housing studies at Swinburne University. He is one of Australia’s most well-known academic researchers and conceived, developed, and taught Swinburne’s suite of social housing management courses (Grad Cert, Dip and Masters in Housing Management and Policy). He has served on many urban and housing advisory panels and committees for all levels of government and is currently on the board of the CHIA Vic.
This workshop provides a basic introduction to Australian housing policy as it relates to the community sector. It looks at the nature of Australian housing policy, the institutional context for making housing policy and the key debates around policy that will affect the future of the community sector e.g. the 2016/17 State and Commonwealth budgets and associated housing announcements and The Productivity Commission report on Human services. Key concepts such as equity, choice, contestability, public private partnership will be reviewed at part of the workshop. No knowledge of housing policy is assumed.
It would be suitable for:
- Management and team leaders
- Staff with responsibility for tenancy and property management
- Anybody interested in Australia’s current housing problems.