NATIONAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT CONFERENCE 2018
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Leadership, Politics

Commission Welcomes Partnership on Housing


Tuesday, 10th November 2009 at 11:07 am
Staff Reporter
The Disability Discrimination Commission has congratulated leaders from the housing and community sector who have met and committed to developing a national strategy to improve the design of houses to meet the changing needs of families.

Tuesday, 10th November 2009
at 11:07 am
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Commission Welcomes Partnership on Housing
Tuesday, 10th November 2009 at 11:07 am

The meeting, held at Kirribilli House and hosted by the Prime Minister’s wife, Therese Rein and Parliamentary Secretary Bill Shorten, brought together 20 of Australia’s leading players concerned with the design, development, construction and regulation of housing, along with representatives from government advisory bodies and community groups.

 

The meeting looked at a range of initiatives, taking place in Australia and overseas, aimed at making it easier for young families, people who may have an injury or illness, older Australians and people with disability to safely enjoy their homes as their needs change.

 

Those present at the meeting committed to participating in a high-level working group to develop a national approach. This approach would include codification of technical design features, such as wider doorways and more adaptable bathrooms, and the implementation of professional development and community education strategies.

 

A summary statement of the outcome of the meeting and a list of organisations represented at the meeting is available on the Commission website at www.humanrights.gov.au/disability_rights/accommodation/kirribilli_house.htm

 

For more information on housing and designing for lifetime use see  http://humanrights.gov.au/disability_rights/buildings/access_to_premises.html#housing and www.anuhd.org



FEATURED SUPPLIERS


Yes we’re lawyers, but we do a lot more....

Moores

HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

We specialise in data solutions consulting and IT profession...

DQUBE Solutions

NGO Recruitment is Australia’s not-for-profit sector recru...

NGO Recruitment

More Suppliers

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Calls for Harsher Penalties for Leaving People with Disability in Hot Cars

Luke Michael

Thursday, 18th January 2018 at 4:14 pm

New Research Measures the Value of Volunteers for People With Disability

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 9th January 2018 at 8:17 am

WA Adopts NDIA Model For NDIS

Alison Blake

Tuesday, 12th December 2017 at 5:53 pm

POPULAR

$110M Package Tackles Anxiety and Depression Among Young Australians

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 9th January 2018 at 8:46 am

Social Enterprise Announces $500,000 Funding for Social and Affordable Housing

Luke Michael

Monday, 15th January 2018 at 11:26 am

Privatisation Poses New Challenges for NFPs Managing Their Workforce

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 9th January 2018 at 4:36 pm

People With Severe Mental Illness Struggling With NDIS Transition

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 17th January 2018 at 5:58 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


NATIONAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT CONFERENCE 2018
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!