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People’s Commission into the Housing Crisis begins today

Media Release - Australia’s first People’s Commission into the Housing Crisis is set to begin today -Thursday 23 May. The Commission provides a platform convened by housing campaign Everybody’s…
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Domestic violence and renting: Supplementary Guide

Everyone deserves a safe home. Tenancy law can help victim-survivors of domestic violence in a number of ways. This Supplementary Guide provides additional information further to our Domestic…
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NSW Renters' Forums: Your chance to share what renting should look like

Against the backdrop of a crippling housing crisis, we are often asked about what we struggle with most, not necessarily what our renting aspirations are. Our woes are given more attention than…
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A constant worry: Renters confront the impact of unfair evictions

For this report we surveyed 123 NSW renters, asking them about the impact of the eviction financially and emotionally. We asked about challenges they may have faced in securing alternative…
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Media release

New research shows NSW renters want action on eviction reform; strong backing from landlords and community

New polling, undertaken by Ipsos Public Affairs for the Tenants’ Union of NSW, shows NSW renters want to see action from the NSW Government on promised rental reforms to end ‘no grounds’…
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Briefing

Briefing: Ipsos Public Affairs Polling Research – Reasonable Grounds Reform

New polling, undertaken by Ipsos Public Affairs for the Tenants’ Union of NSW, shows significant support from landlords for the reforms. The research also shows the community expects reforms…
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Time to end the trauma of no grounds evictions

Renters asked to leave their home for no reason tell us the impact of these evictions is severe. Responses from renter to our our recent survey make it clear that having the rug of relative…
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Submission

Pre-budget submission: Trust in the NSW rental system

The Tenants' Union of NSW pre-budget submission.
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Submission

Submission: Regulation and supply of short-term rental accommodation

It is timely to reassess the short-term rental accommodation regulatory framework to determine whether existing regulations are meeting their intended goals and identify any additional measures…
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Submission

Submission: Changes to create low and mid-rise housing

In this submission, the Tenants' Union of NSW writes in general support of the reforms proposed in the ‘Changes to create low and mid-rise housing’ proposals. However, with some…
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Briefing

Ending no-grounds evictions for all NSW renters: briefings

These briefings – one long, one short – have been prepared by the Tenants’ Union of NSW for NSW Members of Parliament to help inform their decision making regarding reforms to introduce…
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Housing Australia, the Accord and other ways the government wants to boost supply of housing.

Re-joining the Tenants’ Union allowed me to jump back into the details of the ongoing housing and rental crisis in Australia and NSW and investigate the mechanisms recently put in place by the…
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