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MEDIA ALERT: People’s Commission into the Housing Crisis

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People’s Commission into the Housing Crisis 


Australia’s first People’s Commission into the Housing Crisis, convened by Everybody’s Home, will begin next week. Community members and frontline workers will give evidence at the public hearings.


WHO: Co-commissioners Doug Cameron (former Labor Senator for NSW) and Prof Nicole Gurran (University of Sydney housing expert), as well as members of the public sharing their stories of housing stress and instability.


WHEN: Thursday 23 May (from 10am) and Friday 24 May (from 9.30am).
A media call will be held on Thursday at 11.30am.


WHERE: Sydney Policy Lab, RD Watt Building, Camperdown NSW 2050. The hearings will also be live streamed. 


To register in-person attendance, please email


To access the live stream, please register here.


**Please note: footage and audio of the hearings is ONLY permitted at the start on day one including for Session One. Interviews with specific speakers can be arranged on request. Journalists are welcome to sit/listen in, report on, and quote speakers for all sessions. Publishing footage or audio from the live stream is not permitted.**


Day 1: Thursday 23 May


  • 1000 - Welcome to Country and Older Women’s Network Theatre Group performance about the housing crisis [can be filmed] 


  • 1015 - Opening Commissioner remarks [can be filmed]


  • 1030 - Session 1: Families, single parents, women escaping violence [can be filmed]

  • 1130 - Media call [can be filmed]


  • 1200 - Session 2: Young people 


  • 1400 - Session 3: Employees, essential workers 


  • 1530 - Session 4: Older people


  • 1630 - Closing remarks


Day 2: Friday 24 May


  • 0930 - Session 5: People on income support payments, social housing waitlist 


  • 1100 - Session 6: People with disabilities


  • 1300 - Session 7: New migrants, refugees, international students


  • 1430 - Session 8: People who have accessed social housing 


  • 1530 - Closing remarks


Day 3: TBC and held online to address First Nations housing, impacts on regional and remote communities, disaster impacted regions, and what change looks like. 


Media contact: Sofie Wainwright 0403 920 301

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