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Disrupting the housing market—Hobart conference program takes shape

AHURI's upcoming one day conference will examine how new technologies are changing the way people access and navigate the housing market

Last updated 27 September 2018

The first round of speakers are confirmed for the AHURI national conference, Disrupting the housing market, taking place in Hobart on Tuesday 4 December.

Tasmanian Minister for Housing, Roger Jaensch MP who is leading the development of new legislation to better regulate short stay accommodation in the State will open the conference. A Legislative Council Select Committee inquiry into short-stay accommodation in Tasmania is examining the impact of home sharing digital platforms on both on the rental market and house prices.

Other confirmed speakers include leader of the AHURI Inquiry into digital disruption, Professor Chris Petitt from UNSW Sydney; Luke Bo'sher, CEO, Summer Foundation; Dr Serryn Eagleson, Deputy Director of the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network; Leo Patterson Ross, Senior Policy Officer, Tenants' Union of NSW; and Prof Richard Eccleston, Director, Institute for the Study of Social Change, UTAS.

Download the latest version of the conference program.

AHURI's upcoming one day conference will examine how new technologies are changing the way people access and navigate the housing market. The conference, underpinned by the AHURI Inquiry ‘Potential of new technologies to disrupt housing’ will take place on Tuesday 4 December in Hobart.

For more information and to register, visit the conference page on the AHURI website.