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Rents and migration – what does the data tell us?

There has been a resurgence in the last couple of weeks, amplified by the Federal government, that pulling back migration numbers will lead to some easing of pressure on our renting system. We…
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Tenant Advocates – Nurture and Grow

The annual TAAS Conference took place last month in Birpai Country, Port Macquarie. The theme of the conference was 'Nurture and Grow' – to evoke the approach we seek to take with…
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Navigating to Home Webinar

The Navigating to Home webinar provides an overview of The National Nine report's key recommendations., followed by a panel conversation exploring the challenges facing renters and our…
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National 9 Principles for Strengthening Renters' Rights

The National Association of Renters' Organisations has just released a new report, The National Nine: Principles for Strengthening Renters' Rights. The Principles are: Stability,…
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Submission: Improving NSW Rental Laws

We encourage readers of this submission to understand renting as an essential service. People require not just basic shelter but a good home to live a safe, healthy and dignified life. Homes are…
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Request to keep a pet

You can use this sample letter to request permission to keep a pet. There is no term in the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 that prohibits you from keeping a pet, or that requires you to ask for…
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Tenants' Union says Yes to the Voice

The Tenants' Union supports a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on the Voice to Parliament. Ensuring all people have a home that nurtures their lives, including connection to community is…
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Speak up now to improve rental laws

Renters, have your say!

The NSW Government has now opened a consultation on Improving NSW renting laws. Now’s your chance to have your say on the changes needed to make renting fair!
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Aboriginal Housing and Housing Activism in NSW

Aboriginal housing activism in New South Wales has a 135 year history. This report from the Tenants’ Union of NSW documents this history from the dispossession of land and housing at the…
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Renting & transphobia: NSW renting laws that need to change to support transgender renters

Discrimination pervades many areas of trans people’s lives, including in relation to housing. All people need and deserve a safe, secure, affordable place to call home, but all too often trans…
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Privacy, data and discrimination in renting

We recently asked renters to share with us what kinds of information had been requested from them when applying for a rental property. This is what they told us.
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Through a Renter's Lens – photo competition top entries

Over the last few months we were delighted to host a statewide competition and exhibition of renters' photography. We were thrilled with the number and quality of entries we received on all…
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