Sharing the Couch

Sharing the Couch is an NT Shelter initiative, featuring interviews with thought leaders in the affordable housing and homelessness sectors. New episodes are published every second Thursday via our YouTube channel, and on our podcast feed on RSS.com. Subscribe to get notification when new episodes are about to premiere. Previous episodes can be found below.

Find out more about our interviewees below:

Elvis Martin rounds out Season 1 of Sharing the Couch. He’s a young Australian leader and advocate, Principal Ambassador at Youth Development Australia and One Young World Ambassador. Elvis is dedicated to social justice and inclusion, and a strong believer in the power of lived experience. Listen here, or watch here.

In episode #11 of Sharing the Couch, Peter chats to David Pearson, CEO of the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness. David chats about homelessness in the political context (is it a vote winner? is there political will to end homelessness?), his work with advance to zero projects around the country and his desire to figure out what it’s going to take to end homelessness in Australia. Watch here or listen here

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Peter chats with Dr Chay Brown, a violence against women researcher, campaigner and advocate based in Alice Springs. She speaks about the “intimate” link between housing and violence against women, the enormous need for transitional housing to support women to be able to escape violence, and her admiration for the staff of the DFV sector. Watch here, or listen here.

Rob Pradolin speaks with Peter about the importance of relationships, the work of Housing All Australians, and why we can’t afford to wait for government to act on our housing crisis. Watch here or listen here

Peter speaks with Erin Turner about renters rights and the importance of good public policy. Watch here or listen here

Dave Pugh, CEO of Anglicare NTPeter speaks with Anglicare NT CEO Dave Pugh about his career journey, the importance of keeping your sense of self as you navigate working in the NT, and kindness. Watch here or listen here

In this episode, Peter talks to Dr Simon Quilty about housing, health and the impacts of overcrowding. Watch here or listen here

In the lead up to Homelessness Week 2022 and the National Homelessness Conference, Peter chats to Kate Colvin. Kate is the spokesperson for the Everybody’s Home Campaign and Manager – Policy and Communications with the Council to Homeless Persons. Watch here or listen here

Wendy Morton talks with Peter about her role as the NT’s Community Housing Registrar, in a time of growth for the sector, and shares some of her unique life experiences. Watch here or listen here

Hear about Brent’s background in law enforcement, how he’s made the transition to working in housing, and his optimism about resolving the homelessness crisis in the NT. Watch here or listen here

Hear about how Adrian first got involved in social justice advocacy, which politicians have impressed him, and his mother’s very sage advice. Watch here or listen here

Learn more about Michael’s background, the work of AHURI, and his reflections on the housing discussion during the recent 2022 Federal election. Watch here or listen here

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