NEWS

Big win for Aboriginal family in Northern NSW

Aboriginal tenant advocate Brett Webb
Aboriginal tenant advocate Brett Webb
Last year an Aboriginal family in Coffs Harbour with seven kids had their lives disrupted by building work. The family was renting a house on a large block in northern NSW. The landlord decided to redevelop the land by building another house on the block.

The tenants were annoyed enough to apply to the Tribunal for compensation and rent reduction. The Tribunal made directions for exchange of evidence. The tenants obtained some advice from an Aboriginal TAAS (Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service) about the evidence needed.



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Living in Residential Parks Workshop

Northern Rivers Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service
Northern Rivers Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service
The Northern Rivers Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (NORTAAS) is running a workshop about the legal rights and responsibility of home owners renting in residential parks.

The Workshop will be on Monday the 20th of March in Ballina.
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CHOICE research reveals renting crisis

Woman holding cat. List of statistics concerning text which reads "Discriminated against when renting? 50% of renters report discrimination when househunting. For having a pet (23%). For receiving government payments (17%). Age (14%). Having young children (10%)
Discrimination is widespread amongst renters
Research finds renters facing insecurity, poor quality housing, and discrimination

CHOICE, the National Association of Tenants’ Organisations and National Shelter are calling for governments to prioritise rental security and quality issues, not just housing affordability, as a national study reveals widespread fear and discrimination faced by thousands of Australians.
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Latest Rent Tracker release

rent tracker cover image - a house with eyes.
Rent tracker cover image
Latest Rent Tracker report available now
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Long fixed-terms submission

Word cloud of Tenants' Union submission on long fixed terms
Word cloud of Tenants' Union submission on long fixed terms
Tenants' Union of NSW submission on long fixed term tenancies
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Water Metering Win

Jen Ringold and Lorraine Devere of MRAG
Jen and Lorraine saving water.
Pay only for what you use. MRAG and TU win for social housing residents.
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Annual Report Highlights 2015-2016

Tenants' Union Annual Report Highlights
Tenants' Union Annual Report Highlights
What a year! Check out this eight page summary we've put together of the Tenants' Union Annual Report Highlights. This year the TU celebrated four decades of working for tenants’ rights. An anniversary such as this is an opportunity to celebrate achievements, acknowledge the many contributors to the journey and take a clear-eyed view on what still needs to be done.
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Take our Share Housing Survey now!

a typical share house scene - the side of the house has fallen off
Take our 5 minute survey for share house residents
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