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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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Aboriginal Legal Officer position available

The tenants union of NSW
Aboriginal Legal Officer: Permanent Part-time (28 hours)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are warmly invited and strongly encouraged to apply

This exciting position offers the opportunity to make a difference. Aboriginal legal officers have worked on many exciting projects and matters such as preventing no-grounds terminations of Aboriginal tenants; Test cases on legislation affecting Aboriginal Tenants; ensuring Commonwealth Rent Assistance is properly calculated by social housing providers; and developing innovative training for community workers and advocates.

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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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Tenants' Union Annual Report 2015-2016 now online

The cover of the Tenant's Union Annual Report
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. You can read more about how we celebrated this milestone in our Annual Report. The report also summarises the TU's activity over 2015-2016 across all our service areas.
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