Working Together to End Homelessness.

The 35th Premier of South Australia, The Hon Don Dunstan AC QC set new directions for public administration that had far-reaching national impacts. Shortly before his death, Don Dunstan entrusted to the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA SA), the key advocate for effective public administration, the honour of carriage for the annual Don Dunstan Oration on Public Administration.

It is with much pleasure that IPAA SA in partnership with the Don Dunstan Foundation announce the 2017 Orator, Dame Louise Casey DBE CB. Dame Louise Casey will discuss her career as a British government official working in social welfare. This year’s oration will focus on homelessness around the world.

You will also hear about how Adelaide is tackling the problem through the Don Dunstan Foundation’s Adelaide Zero Project.

The Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Louise Miller Frost, CEO, Catherine House Inc.

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Dame Louise Casey


Over the last 17 years Dame Louise has been instrumental in the development of a number of bespoke social policy programmes for Government. Drawing on her experiences leading homeless charity Shelter, Dame Louise has consistently delivered brave and innovative solutions to long standing social problems ranging from homelessness to anti-social behaviour to troubled families.

Throughout this, Dame Louise has maintained her commitment to the charity sector and has been a driving force in the establishment of the Institute for Global Homelessness, with the aim of delivering an international solution to homelessness across the world.

At the request of the Prime Minister, she led a review into opportunity and integration in some of our most isolated communities.

Dame Louise was awarded the Companion of the Order of Bath (CB) in the Queen’s birthday honours list, 2008 and made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the Queen’s birthday honours list, 2016.

Louise Miller Frost

Chief Executive Officer
Catherine House Inc

Louise Miller Frost is the CEO of Catherine House Inc, Adelaide’s only women’s homelessness service specifically for women unaccompanied by children, and co-chair of the Don Dunstan Foundation’s Zero Project which aims to resolve rough sleeping in the CBD. Her career has spanned state and local government and the not-for-profit sector, working with a wide range of specific communities as well as state-wide services. Louise is an experienced Board Director and Chair, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Friday, 10th November 2017

(12:15pm registration)
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Gallery, National Wine Centre, Corner of Botanic and Hackney Road, Adelaide SA 5000.