Public and community housing – news and analysis

 

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Joint statement: People who rent in public and community housing need safe, secure homes

Today twenty-five plus organisations, Tenants Advice and Advocacy services and community legal centres across New South Wales, published a joint statement demanding urgent action to ensure safe…
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NCAT Aboriginal Tenancy List

In September 2023, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) introduced a fortnightly Aboriginal Tenancy List in its Consumer and Commercial Division. The List is available for tenants…
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image is black and white with a bouquet of flowers lying on the ground and aerial image of damage from a house. Highlighted text overlay reads "We mourn with Jasmin Mhey's family and with the tenants of Whalan."  Smaller text overlay at bottom reads "Explosion in Western Sydney suburb where one third of community live in public housing."

Tenants' Union mourns with family and residents in Whalan

​The Tenants’ Union of NSW is deeply saddened to hear of the explosion in public housing at Waikanda Crescent in Whalan over the weekend, and the passing of Mhey Yumol Jasmin. Read more
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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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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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Tenants' Union supports 'Housing is a Human Right: National Day of Action'

The Tenants' Union of NSW supports the upcoming event, 'Housing is a Human Right: National Day of Action.' It's inspiring to see renters across Australia getting together to…
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"A good home is not a luxury, it is essential." Text on blue background. House roofs (four) at bottom of page.

Submission: The Housing and Homelessness Plan

This submission provides comment on the Housing and Homelessness Plan Issues Paper. People require not just basic shelter but a good home to live a safe, healthy and dignified life. Adequate…
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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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NCAT Snapshot

A data dashboard based on data provided to us by the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). You can explore the types of applications being made by landlords and tenants across…
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NEWTAAS Annual Report 2023

This year the New England and Western Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service is celebrating our 21st year of operation. Our Annual Report summarises our work and also includes a selection of…
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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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Tenant Advocate's perspective – Sonya Mooring, Murra Mia Western TAAS

We took the opportunity of a recent visit to Murra Mia Western Aboriginal Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service to interview Sonya Mooring, the Tenant Advocate and Team Leader. 
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