Housing, Homelessness and Human Rights in Australia

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Event Details

Date:
9 November 2020 at 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Venue:
Online via Zoom (recorded)

Description

Presented by Monash Law, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and Better Governance and Policy.

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Join us as we consider housing as a human right and what this means for ending homelessness in Australia.


The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, together with Better Governance and Policy presents this Zoom webinar on Housing, Homelessness and Human Rights in Australia.

Adequate housing is essential for human survival with dignity. Without a right to housing, many other basic human rights will be compromised. Yet for several decades in Australia, increasing numbers of people have found themselves without secure housing or in significant housing stress.

Successive governments have failed to make the investment and policy shifts needed to address this wicked problem. What if we considered homelessness not as an unsolvable welfare problem affecting a stigmatised group, but as a human rights breach, which our governments are responsible to resolve?

Join us for this panel discussion as we consider housing as a human right and what this means for ending homelessness in Australia.

This webinar forms part of Building a Better Future: Housing and Homelessness, which brings together diverse research perspectives responding to the policy challenges of housing and homelessness in Australia.


Panellists

Professor Tamara Walsh, Bevan Warner, Chris Povey, Professor the Hon. Kevin H Bell AM QC

Professor Tamara Walsh
School of Law, University of Queensland

Bevan Warner
CEO, Launch Housing

Chris Povey
CEO, Justice Connect

Professor the Hon. Kevin H Bell AM QC
Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash Law

Learn more about our panellists.


Name
Janice Hugo
E-Mail
janice.hugo@monash.edu
Phone
03 9905 3327