On Wednesday, 29 November 2023, Ms Louise Miller-Frost MP, Member for Boothby and the Hon Kevin Hogan MP, Member for Page, Shadow Minister for Trade and Tourism. Co-chairs Parliamentary Friends of Co-operatives and Mutuals will host a special Co-operative Housing Policy Roundtable and the “Taste of Australia” BBQ luncheon to celebrate co-operative produce at Parliament House, Canberra.

Politicians, the BCCM, ACHA and industry representatives will meet for a presentation of co-operative and mutual solutions to increase access for affordable housing for all Australians.

Guest speakers include:

  • Welcome & Acknowledgement of Country, Melina Morrison, CEO, BCCM
  • Co-Chairs’ opening addresses, Ms Louise Miller-Frost MP, Member for Boothby and The Hon. Kevin Hogan MP, Shadow Minister for Trade and Tourism
  • Scene setting – the housing crisis, Dr Marcus Spiller, National Housing Supply and Affordability Council
  • Rental co-operative housing movement – history and impact and Policy Blueprint, Liz Thomas, CEO, Common Equity Housing Limited (CEHL)
  • Helping marginalised communities to empowered housing, Nick Sabel, CEO Common Equity NSW
  • Groundbreaking Research on the advantage of co-op housing and International Co-op Housing Study Tour, Dr Sidsel Grimstad, Senior Lecturer, Griffith Centre for Systems Innovation
  • New pathways – Building Groups and New Generation Housing Co-operatives, Tim Riley, Founder, Property Collectives Australia
  • Police Bank & Hope Essential Worker Home Ownership Scheme, Peter Remfrey, Chair, Police Bank
  • Federal Housing Blueprint/ Conclusions, Linda Seaborn, Senior Policy Adviser, BCCM