PublicAndProud Exhibition opens in Ballarat.

To mark Victorian Housing Week for 2016 the Victorian Public Tenants Association has launched the PublicAndProud Exhibition in the State Government Offices on Mair St, Ballarat.

This Exhibition showcases the significant contributions made to Australia by current and former public housing tenants.

The profiles of prominent Australians are designed to challenge popular misconceptions about people who live in public housing.

Iconic actor Bryan Brown is featured alongside business leader Jennifer Westacott, footballer Doug Hawkins and former Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. The complete list of profiles is:


Christine Couzens – ALP Member of the Victorian Parliament
Doug Hawkins – Legendary Footballer
Bryan Brown – Legendary Australian actor
Lorraine Kennedy – Braybrook Community Organiser
Ror Da Poet – Fitzroy Community Organiser
Ann Taylor – Former President of Victorian Trades Hall
Graham Watt – Liberal Member of the Victorian Parliament
Michael Aboujundi – Winner of the Penington Award
Damian Ferrie – Health Centre CEO
Jennifer Westacott – Head of the Business Council of Australia
Anthony Albanese – Former Deputy Prime Minister
John Hargreaves – former ACT Minister for Housing
Colleen Hartland – Greens Member of the Victorian Parliament
Kellie Harris – Child Care Centre Manager
Martha Monyping – Richmond Community Organiser
Steve McGhie – Secretary of the Ambulance Union

The exhibition will run until September 23 and is open to the general public. The exhibition will
then tour DHHS offices across the state.