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Mr Max Chandler-Mather MP & Mike Zorbas

Federal MP for Griffith & Chief Executive, Property Council of Australia
The Housing Crisis

Wednesday, 6 March 2024

The National Press Club of Australia

Mr Max Chandler-Mather MP, Federal MP for Griffith & Mike Zorbas, Chief Executive, Property Council of Australia, will Address the National Press Club of Australia on "The Housing Crisis".

Mr Max Chandler-Mather MP

Max is the Federal MP for Griffith and the Australian Greens spokesperson for housing and homelessness. Prior to being elected, Max was the strategist for the Qld Greens, helping to elect the party’s first councillor and state MPs.

As the Australian Greens spokesperson for housing and homelessness, Max led the negotiations for the party on the Housing Australia Future Fund where they held the balance of power in the Senate. To support the negotiations, Max led a national housing campaign mobilising volunteers across the country who spoke with thousands of people to pressure the Labor government to directly invest in public housing and to coordinate a national freeze on rent increases.

From these negotiations the Greens were able to secure $3 billion in immediate investment into social housing and force a national conversation on rent controls.

A renter his entire adult life, Max currently rents in Greenslopes, Brisbane.

Mike Zorbas

Mike Zorbas is the Chief Executive of the Property Council of Australia. 

The Property Council represents the leading organisations that invest in and shape our cities. Mike works with members to make those cities, and the industry which is their second largest source of employment, more prosperous, appealing and sustainable.

Property Council members are the creators and stewards of every kind of commercial, educational, health, retail, retirement, student accommodation, build to rent and residential precinct. They are an essential partner in reaching the national housing target of 1.2 million new homes by 2029.

Previously Mike held leadership roles at Lendlease and Stockland and been Deputy Head of Media for the Liberal Democrats in the UK. He is on the Board of the Sydney Institute and Green Peak Energy, is a former Deputy Chair of the Committee for Sydney and served two terms on the SBS Community Advisory Committee.

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