FEATURED SPEAKERS

paul-memmott

Professor Paul Memmott

Director

Aboriginal Environments Research Centre, QLD & AHURI

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Prof Paul Memmott is a multi-disciplinary researcher (architect/anthropologist) and the Director of the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre (AERC). He has a half-time position in the School of Architecture and a half-time position in the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR).

 

Paul Memmott’s early studies were in architecture and painting. His dual research interests during the 1970s, centred on the emerging discipline of person-environment relations and the use of space and place by Aboriginal people, and led him into the social anthropology of Aboriginal Australia. His doctorate examined the Properties of Place of the Lardil people of the Wellesley Islands in the Gulf of Carpentaria. By the early 1980s Paul was professionally qualified and practicing as both an architect and anthropologist, and diverging into allied areas such as settlement planning, social planning, strategic and management planning, social issue analysis, Aboriginal social organisation and land tenure.

 

Dr Memmott’s interests encompass Aboriginal housing and settlement design, Aboriginal access to institutional architecture, Indigenous constructs of place and cultural heritage, vernacular architecture and Native Title, social planning in Indigenous communities, sustainable remote-area buildings and villages.


Speaking On:
Exploring Indigenous housing policies that will lead to economic viability
Colin-Tidswell

Colin Tidswell

Chief Executive Officer

Yilli Reung Housing Aboriginal Corporation

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Colin has worked in Regional and remote areas of the Northern Territory and Queensland for nearly thirty years. During his career he has been the Chief Executive Officer a number of Indigenous NGOs providing housing and community services to these regions.

 

He has also spent time as a community development consultant, business mentor and facilitator. Colin is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Yilli Rreung Housing Aboriginal Corporation the peak Indigenous housing organisation in the Top End of the Northern Territory.


Speaking On:
How to strengthen tenancy management
Managing repairs in remote & regional areas
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Mandy Young

Chief Executive Officer

Aboriginal Housing Office NSW

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Mandy Young is a senior public service executive with a proven track record in management strategic policy and organisational change  and a long history of service to Aboriginal people and communities. Mandy Young has worked in the human services and social justice fields including child protection, domestic violence and sexual assault, victims of crime and housing. This includes roles as a: child protection caseworker; hospital Social Worker; Sexual Assault Counsellor; policy developer; policy manager; program manager and senior executive roles including Commissioner of Victims Rights and Chief Executive of the Aboriginal Housing Office. Mandy has managed the development and implementation of the NSW Aboriginal Child Sexual Assault Taskforce and DAGJ Domestic and Family Violence unit and Director of Victims Services.  Mandy is committed to ensuring that all people in situations of disadvantage are able to access the support and services they need to give them an opportunity to improve their lives.


Speaking On:
Developing sustainability within the sector for Aboriginal housing providers
Should Indigenous organisations comply with national registration?
Julia-shadlow

Julia Shadlow-Bath

Chief Executive Officer

Goldfields Indigenous Housing Organisation

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Following a diverse career in Sydney, Melbourne, London and lots of ‘one pub’ towns, Julia has spent the past 13 years living and working in remote Queensland and WA building a professional network in the media, mining and small business sectors.

 

Since 2009 Julia has been the CEO for The Goldfields Indigenous Housing Organisation (GIHO), a not for profit housing organisation, based in Kalgoorlie.  GIHO manages 180 properties in remote communities and urban centres across 700,000 square kilometres of the Goldfields.

 

Having transformed the business Julia is now guiding GIHO toward registration as a community housing provider; growing housing stock, leveraging assets and creating a bankable, non-grant funded future.

 

In 2012 Julia was awarded a scholarship from the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).  There were over 1700 applicants and 80 scholarships awarded nationally.  Julia was the only recipient in regional or remote WA.


Speaking On:
How to strengthen tenancy management
Driving cost effective services to better serve tenants

Transform regional & remote communities

The rate of homelessness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is currently four times that of non-Indigenous Australians. Indigenous households are also ten times more likely to be living in overcrowded conditions compared to non-Indigenous households.

 

Are you struggling to deliver affordable Indigenous housing solutions?


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  • Implement culturally appropriate service delivery
Day 1
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Mandy Young

Chief Executive Officer

Aboriginal Housing Office NSW

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Hal Bissett

Chief Executive Officer

Central Australian Affordable Housing NT

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Jayne Weepers

Manager/Policy & Research

Central Land Council NT

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Shane Hamilton

State Manager WA

Community Housing Ltd.

Day 2
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Toni Vine Bromley

Executive Officer

NT Shelter

Des-Jones

Des Jones

Chairperson

Murdi Paaki Regional Housing Corporation

Julia-shadlow

Julia Shadlow-Bath

Chief Executive Officer

Goldfields Indigenous Housing Organisation

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Olive Bennell

Director Homelessness Strategy

Housing SA Department for Communities and Social Inclusion SA

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