The Federation Review, Housing Policy and the National Interest

Date 06 August 2015

Presenter: Dr Ian Winter, Executive Director of AHURI.

Changes to the housing responsibilities and roles of Federal and state governments could have significant political and policy outcomes and affect the lives of many Australian citizens.


Based on a critique of the Reform of Federation Issues and Discussion papers, this presentation grounds housing policy in the Federal Government’s Constitutional responsibilities and develops ‘national interest’ arguments for a new national housing policy.

Dr Ian Winter is one of Australia's most knowledgeable experts on housing and urban issues, having conducted and published research on a wide range of related issues for over 25 years. Now, as Executive Director of AHURI, he is focused on evidence-informed policy development, and regularly advises Ministers and senior public servants on the policy implications arising from AHURI research.

His incisive knowledge and unique skills have made him an 'in-demand' conference speaker, media commentator and expert facilitator. His valuable insights and deep understanding of the research evidence-base means he is in touch with current thinking in the housing policy arena, and is able to guide the conversation towards effective outcomes.

He has been a member of both the Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Homelessness and Victorian Ministerial Advisory Council on Homelessness, and participated as a Special Advisor to the Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Social Housing and Housing Assistance. He was an invited observer to the Ministerial Select Council on Housing and Homelessness and to the Housing Ministers’ Advisory Committee, and was asked to speak at the Commonwealth Tax Forum. Currently, he is a member of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Advisory Council and of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZOG) Research Committee.

Ian Winter's presentation is available on the AHURI website »


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