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MEDIA RELEASE

MINISTER FOR

HOUSING AND CONSTRUCTION The Hon Chris HURFORD MR

MRS 27/ 84

HURFORD TO CONVENE HOUSING SUMMIT

A c on f e r e n c e i n Canberra t omorrow w i l l f o c us on t h e Federal Gov er nme nt ' s

housi ng p o l i c y p r o p o s a l s bei ng c o n s i d e r e d i n t h e c o n t e x t o f t h e 1984­

1985 B u d g e t .

T h i s h o u si n g " m i n i - s u m m i t " wh ich has been convened by F ed er al Housing

and C o n s t r u c t i o n M i n i s t e r , C h r i s H u r f o r d , w i l l b r i n g t o g e t h e r peak

r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s f rom F e d e r a l , S t a t e and l o c a l government, i n d u s t r y ,

uni ons and consumer g r o u p s .

S t a t e Government Housing M i n i s t e r s t o be p r e s e n t w i l l i n c l u d e Mr. K e i t h

W i l s o n f rom Western A u s t r a l i a , Mr. Ian C a t h i e f ro m V i c t o r i a and M r s . Noel

Pa dghan-Pur ich from t h e N o r t h e r n T e r r i t o r y .

Tal k s w i l l c e n t r e on A u s t r a l i a ' s n a t i o n a l h ou si ng p r i o r i t i e s f o r 1984­

1985, w i t h t h e s p o t l i g h t on i n c r e a s i n g access t o h o u s i n g f o r more

A u s t r a l i a n s . S p e c i f i c t o p i c s w i l l i n c l u d e :

. t h e Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement

. M a r t i n Repor t

. hou si ng f o r t h e homeless

. hou si ng i n d u s t r y c o n d i t i o n s and p r o s p e c t s .

A s t a t e m e n t w i l l be issued i m m e di a t e l y f o l l o w i n g t h e m e e t i n g , which i s

ex pected t o c l o s e around 4 . 00 pm. The venue i s Senate Committee Rooms 1

and 2, P a r l i a m e n t House, b e g i n n i n g a t 1 0 .0 0 am.

Canberra 26 A p r i l , 1984 '

Media C o n t a c t : Tom B u r t o n (062) 72 6635

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T e l e v i s i o n cr ews ar e i n v i t e d t o f i l m t h e m e e t i n g

j u s t b e f o r e i t commences.

Parliament House, Canberra

AD HOC HOUSING COUNCIL MEETING 27 APRIL 1984 ·<·

A T T E N D A N C E

The Hon. C ., Γ. HurforU, Μ . P . , F e d e r a l M i n i s t e r for llo us i ng and ( H u h t c uc t i nn

The H o n . I.R. Cathie, M.L.A., Victorian Minister of Housing

The Hon. K.J. Wilson, M.L.A., Western Australian Minister for I lous i ng

The Hon . N . Padgham-Pu rich, M.L.A., Northern Territory Minister for Housing

Mr E. Watts, Acting Director, Tasmanian Department of Housing

Mr V.E. Helby, Chief Executive, Housing Commission of New South Wales

Mr S. Hall, Commissioner, Queensland Housing Commission

Mr J. Crichton, Assistant General Mana ge r, South Australian Housing Trust

Mr J. Graham, National President, Housing Industry Association

Mr P.R.G. Sutton, National President, Urban Development Institute of Australia

Mr M . Gr ay , President, Real Estate Institute of Australia

Mr A. Dalton, Chairperson, National Shelter

Mr C. Menzies, Secretary-General, Australian Council of Social Services

Mr P.N. Troy, H e a d , Urban Research Unit, Australian National University

Mr D.W. Stammer, Partner & Chief Economist, Bain and Co.

Mr R.B. Maybury, President, Australian Association of Permanent Building Societies

Mr J. Rutherford, Assistant General Secretary, Plumbers and Gas fitters Employees U n i o n , representing the ACTU

Mr T. McDonald, Assistant National Secretary, Building Workers Industrial Union, representing the ACTU

Mr M.J. O'Brien, Vice President, Housing, Master Builder's Federation of Australia '

Mr R. Cameron, Director, Australian Banker's Association Research Directorate

Alderman H.V. Mar land, MBE, Queanbeyan City Council, representing Australian Council of Local Government Organisations

Mr A. Blunn, Secretary, Commonwealth Department of Housing and Construction