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 an understanding of the question ‘Why can’t social housing get greater political traction in Australia?’ For almost three decades social housing has been in decline despite abundant evidence as to need and a mountain of policy ideas for a way forward. The workshop equips participants to understand:
- Why, despite substantial evidence of housing failure, there is very little policy reform in Australia.
- Why the few policy changes we have seen are a much part of the problem as a solution.
- What is it in the make of the Australian governance and housing systems social housing cannot get greater political take up?
- Whether the COVID19 crisis will make any real difference to the future of social housing and if so how?
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.