Image L to R: Chris Whiting (Member for Bancroft), Professor Melissa Bull (QUT Centre for Justice), Ali King (Member for Pumicestone), Rebekah Russell-Bennett (Co-director, QUT Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology), and Joe Kelly (Member for Greenslopes).
During 2022 QUT and UQ have been hosting Queensland Future Conversations. This event offer policy-makers and ministers meetings with experts to learn more about a topic and the issues surrounding it.
On 9 November 2022 the topic of Strategies to Address Housing Challenges and Homelessness was explored.
An increasing number of Queenslanders are not able to access adequate housing, as the recent Queensland Housing Summit illustrated. The consequences of not having a sufficient supply of affordable rental housing in the public, community and private market means many Queensland households are experiencing housing related poverty, insecure tenure and homelessness.
The event was moderated by Interim Chief Scientist Professor Bronwyn Harch, and opened with an address from The Honourable Leeanne Enoch MP, Minister for Communities and Housing, Minister for Digital Economy and Minister for the Arts.
Professor Rebekah Russell-Bennett and Director, QUT Centre for Justice Professor Melissa Bull explored the positive ramifications of screening mature women at risk of homelessness through the case study “The Women’s Butterfly Project.”