Homelessness Conference 2015

Valuing the Homelessness Sector: Humanity, Productivity and Building Futures

The Dunstan Foundation is again partnered with the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP) to present the Addressing Homelessness Conference in 2015. This year the Conference title is Valuing the Homelessness Sector: Humanity, Productivity and Building Futures. It provides a strong focus on the role of the community sector in meeting the demand for homelessness services. The Director of CHURP, Professor Andrew Beer, has played a critical role in advising on the topic and conference content and the Dunstan Foundation is very grateful and appreciative for his active support and expertise.

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Keynote speakers included: Professor Andrew Beer, Professor Julian Disney AO, Professor Paul Smyth and Ms Sylvia Admans.

The conference organisers would like to thank the following organisations who generously provided sponsorship funds to support this conference:

Government of South Australia Housing SA

Wyatt Trust

Official sponsor of Morning Tea

Common Ground Adelaide

Vignettes – Probono Filming and Production

Jon Brooks – Grease Monkey Media

Official Conference Opening

The Hon Zoe Bettison MP

Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion

Address from Shadow Minister

Senator the Hon Jan McLucas

Federal Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness


National Prosperity and Social Justice

Professor Julian Disney AO

Director, Social Justice Project, UNSW

National Co-Chair Anti-Poverty Week

2015 Homelessness Update

Professor Andrew Beer

Director, Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Adelaide

Homeless South Australia: A 2015 Stocktake of Homelessness Issues in South Australia

Professor Andrew Beer


Phoenix rising: Renewing the Voluntary Sector in Australia

Professor Paul Smyth

Professor of Social and Political Science The University of Melbourne


Dynamic Community Connections; strengthening the homelessness sector

Sylvia Admans

CEO The RE Ross Trust