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Housing Action Network associates are busy in the community - learning about best practice in housing and service provision. Many of our associates are active speakers at conferences, and run workshops and masterclasses

 

FUTURE events

Jun 2019: Tony is attending the Chartered Institute of Housing conference in Manchester, along with Southern Cross Community Housing

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Sep-Oct 2018: with Professor Hal Pawson on leave, Tony is coordinating and lecturing in the UNSW Masters course in Housing Management and Markets

 UNSW field trip to Mission Australia Housing, Sydney

UNSW field trip to Mission Australia Housing, Sydney

 

Recent news 2018

Sep 2018: review of Champions of Change book in the South Sydney Herald

Oct 2018: Tony presented at the Northern Rivers Housing Forum, Lennox Head

Oct 2018: publication of Housing Needs: Northern Rivers Housing Study 2018, authored by Tony with assistance from John and Shaun Walsh

Sep 2018: Tony has been appointed to the board of Shelter NSW

Sep 2018: as part of the University of Sydney's Festival of Urbanism, launch of Tony's next book, Champions of change: Shelter NSW, community activism and transforming NSW's housing system

Aug 2018: HousingWorks published an article on Tony’s career in housing

Jun 2018: Tony, John and Sue attended CHIA NSW Affordable housing conference in Sydney. Tony facilitated two sessions and was master of ceremonies for the conference dinner, and Sue presented

Apr 2018: Tony facilitated a breakfast workshop with the NSW Housing Minister, the head of FACS and 27 Chairs of community housing providers

Mar 2018: findings of Pathways home project presented at workshop hosted by NSW Federation of Housing Associations and Homelessness NSW

Feb 2018: publication of Pathways home: NSW community housing's role delivering better outcomes for people exiting corrective services

Feb 2018: Tony and John based in South Australia for 6 weeks, running the Housing Action Network from the Adelaide office

 

REVIEW of 2017

 Tony's role as MC at housing conferences continued with the largest event to date - 250 people attended the AHI's national awards for Excellence in Social Housing, Sydney. Housing Action Network sponsored the main award

Tony's role as MC at housing conferences continued with the largest event to date - 250 people attended the AHI's national awards for Excellence in Social Housing, Sydney. Housing Action Network sponsored the main award

Nov 2017: Tony publishes an influential and at times controversial assessment of the winners and losers from the NSW Social Housing Management Transfers

Nov 2017: The Network hosted a well-attended event for the community housing sector's leaders at the National Housing Conference, Sydney

Nov 2017: Tony presented at the National Housing Conference on a topic close to his heart - tenant participation (see photo below)

Nov 2017: Tony was master of ceremonies at the AHI national awards, held in Sydney. See photo

Sep 2017: Tony and Shaun Walsh published an article in Housing Works on the changes in social housing highlighted by the 2016 census. Shaun has a separate website showing the charts in greater detail

Oct 2017: for the Housing Quality Network in Britain, Tony published Learning from the wider world of social housing regulation

Oct 2017: the Network continues to expand geographical frontiers, now having completed work in 3 countries: Australia, New Zealand and Britain

 Tony presenting on tenant choice and voice at the National Housing Conference. The role was to talk about tenant participation in Australia, which with his strong northern English accent might have been a little confusing to some in the audience ...

Tony presenting on tenant choice and voice at the National Housing Conference. The role was to talk about tenant participation in Australia, which with his strong northern English accent might have been a little confusing to some in the audience ...

Oct 2017: Network associate Mark Williams has been appointed by Mission Australia Housing for a major new recruitment role, to help deliver the exciting Ivanhoe Communities Plus project

Sep 2017: Housing Action Network a proud corporate supporter of marriage equality. With Parliament passing legislation in December, this led to a network marriage!

 Housing Action Network has provided philanthropic funding to Southern Cross Housing to help disadvantaged young people gain access to employment and training in the community housing sector

Housing Action Network has provided philanthropic funding to Southern Cross Housing to help disadvantaged young people gain access to employment and training in the community housing sector

Jun 2017: Tony presented at the NSW Federation of Housing Association's Exchange in Sydney on a Snapshot of the community housing sector and divergent trends in tenancy management outsourcing contracts

Jun 2017: through a $10,000 donation by Tony, Southern Cross Housing launched their Pathways program. This is a commitment to expanding its workforce by 10% with the appointment of Traineeships providing full-time training and employment opportunities to recent school leavers from disadvantaged communities.

May 2017: Tony was master of ceremonies for the AHI's excellence in social housing awards in Adelaide

Apr 2017: Tony presented four masterclasses on Financing Affordable Housing in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth

2017: Housing Action Network sponsored the AHI state and national awards for 'Excellence in Social Housing'

 

REVIEW of 2016

 In 2016 Tony took over the role of General Manager at Junction Australia, as Scott Langford moved as new CEO of SGCH in NSW

In 2016 Tony took over the role of General Manager at Junction Australia, as Scott Langford moved as new CEO of SGCH in NSW

Dec 2016: Tony presented at the NSW Federation of Housing Association's Exchange in Sydney on Sustainable housing options for ex-prisoners

Nov 2016: Tony was a keynote speaker at the AHI's Mixed tenure seminar in Auckland

Oct 2016: Tony helped facilitate AHURI's Future of housing assistance conference in Adelaide

Jul 2016: Tony, Barbara and Carrie presented at the NSW Federation of Housing Association conference in Sydney

Jun 2016: Tony runs the Funding models for affordable housing masterclass in Sydney for Aventedge

Jun 2016: Tony completes 4 months as Acting General Manager of Junction Australia, a large South Australian community housing provider managing 1,700 homes

May 2016: Following completion of the course, exam and assignment for the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Tony receives the 'GAICD' award

Apr 2016: Tony facilitates the opening plenary (with economist Saul Eslake) and closing plenary (with Angela Lockwood, CEO of Britain's North Star Housing Group) at the PowerHousing Exchange, Melbourne

Apr 2016: Tony and Barbara presented at the Housing the South West in the 21st century conference, Bunbury Western Australia

Feb 2016: Tony facilitated PowerHousing Australia's Disability Housing Community of Practice workshop in Adelaide

 Tony with the Junction Australia housing team senior managers, CEO, Acting CFO and director at the PowerHousing Exchange

Tony with the Junction Australia housing team senior managers, CEO, Acting CFO and director at the PowerHousing Exchange

 

REVIEW OF 2015

 Network clients at our drinks reception held as part of the National Housing Conference, Perth

Network clients at our drinks reception held as part of the National Housing Conference, Perth

Dec 2015: Tony presented at Barossa Housing and Community Forum, Nuriootpa South Australia

Oct 2015: Carrie, Sue, Mark and Tony attended the National Housing Conference in Perth. Housing Action Network hosted a get-together for our clients

Oct 2015: Tony attended a community housing conference in Wellington, New Zealand

Sep 2015: Tony presented at the Australasian Housing Institute's Mixed tenure housing professionao practice seminar in Sydney

Jul 2015: Tony presented at the Affordable Housing Development Summit in Sydney

 Tony presenting with Julian Ashby - Chief Housing Regulator for England, at the PowerHousing conference

Tony presenting with Julian Ashby - Chief Housing Regulator for England, at the PowerHousing conference

Jun 2015: Tony gained recognition from the Australasian Housing Institute as a Certified Housing Professional

June 2015: presentation by Tony at a workshop on innovative Affordable Housing Finance and Delivery Models at the Sustainable Models for Affordable Housing conference in Brisbane, and Chaired the second day of the main conference

May 2015Tony hosted plenary sessions and master classes at the NSW Federation of Housing Associations Conference in Sydney

April 2015: Housing Action Network opens our second office in Adelaide

March 2015: Tony facilitated various sessions at the PowerHousing Australia conference, Adelaide

 

PUBLICATIONS

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Nov 2017: NSW social housing management transfers announced. Around the House, the Journal of Shelter NSW, Volume 110

Sep 2017: with Shaun Walsh: Tenure trends: local factors in the decline of Australian social housing. Volume 30 Number 7 of HousingWORKS, the journal of the Australasian Housing Institute

Sep 2017: . Housing Quality Network briefing paper. York, England

Feb 2017: Productivity Commission review into human services. Third submission by six community housing industry and peak bodies

Dec 2016: The long road to freedom: best practice approaches supporting ex-prisoners to access stable housing. Volume 11 Number 4 of HousingWORKS, the journal of the Australasian Housing Institute

Oct 2016: Productivity Commission review into human services. Second submission by the community housing industry and peak bodies

Sep 2016: Breaking the chain: how community housing can help deliver better outcomes for ex-prisoners. For the Community Housing Council of SA

Jul 2016: Affordable housing discussion paper. Submission to NSW Labor on behalf of the NSW Federation of Housing Associations

Jul 2016: Human services: identifying sectors for reform. Submission by the community housing industry and peak bodies

Mar 2016: Pathways to independence? Housing and welfare reform in Australia and Britain, published by Tony and Colette Manion in Volume 11 Number 1 of HousingWORKS, the Journal of the Australasian Housing Institute

Nov 2015: publication of Navigating change: a history of Compass Housing, authored by Tony with research support from Helen Karathomas

Nov 2015Homelessness challenges: studios and one-bedroom apartments to the rescue. Published by Tony with Emmanuel Gruzman in HousingWORKS Vol 10 Number 14

Oct 2015: publication by Tony of Barossa regional study: housing and community commissioned by Junction Australia

Aug 2015: Cinderella comes to the ball: tenant participation and social housing transformation. Published by Tony in HousingWORKS, the Journal of the Australasian Housing Institute

Mar 2015: Reading the numbers: a snapshot of Australian community housing. Published by Tony in HousingWORKS, the Journal of the Australasian Housing Institute

Feb 2015: Tony helped write submission for Bridge Housing and Pacific Link Housing on the Social Housing in NSW discussion paper

Nov 2014: Tony prepared a submission for Pacific Link Housing on the Central Coast Regional Growth and Infrastructure Plan

Aug 2014: Tony helped prepare submissions to the NSW Parliament's inquiry into Social Housing Tenancy Management for The Housing AlliancePacific Link Housing and SGCH

 

A full list of publications is available here