Climate & Health: The effect of heat in the housing of Indigenous peoples

Public housing in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory. Photo: Simon Quilty

Substandard housing combines with energy insecurity to produce dangerously hot and often overcrowded living conditions in remote Northern Territory communities. Climate change is set to amplify this problem unless we act now.

Join us for a welcome address and discussion as our panel members share their lived experience and expertise on the health effects of climate change. They'll discuss the impact that housing has on driving health and social inequality, and how we can protect human health through the design and build of homes, resilient to climate shock.

Panel members:

  • Professor Russell Gruen, Dean ANU College of Health and Medicine.
  • Associate Professor Heather Logie, Head of the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program, ANU School of Engineering.
  • Brad Riley, Research Fellow and PhD Candidate, ANU Centre for Indigenous Policy Research.
  • Dr Simon Quilty, PhD, ANU College of Health and Medicine.
  • Norman Frank Jupurrurla, Warumungu Elder and Culture Man from the Burudu Clan.
  • Patricia Frank Nururrurla, Warumungu Elder and strong woman of culture.
  • Jimmy Frank Jupurrurla, Warumungu Leader.