NEWS

Tenants' organisations concerned about forced rent payments proposal

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The National Association of Tenants Organisations has concerns about aspects of a Bill before Federal parliament which would enable social housing landlords to access tenants income support payments in order to pay various housing costs.
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NSW Labor's “FAIR GO FOR RENTERS” a Strong Step Towards Making Renting Fair

A coalition of 90 tenants, community organisations, unions and faith based groups called “Make Renting Fair” has welcomed NSW Labor’s new renters’ rights policy.
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TU releases new Rent Tracker, highlights insecure renting

The Tenant's Union has released the latest version of Rent Tracker. Alongside movements in rent prices, in this issue we've also established a new measure of the level of insecurity in renting - the percentage of churn of rental bonds.
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A day in the life of Esther Smith, Tenant Advocate

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Esther Smith, Tenant Advocate
Esther Smith is a Tenant Advocate at the Greater Sydney Aboriginal Tenants' Service (GSATS). In this interview she talks about her day-to-day experiences as an advocate, as well as what keeps her motivated and inspired.
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Tools and Resources for Participating in Redevelopment Planning

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The Waterloo Community Capacity Building project led by Inner Sydney Voice has put together some tools and resources on urban planning, urban design and urban public policy to support tenants and others who want to participate efficiently in the elaboration of a long term urban planning and urban design vision for their area.
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Meet Jamie Love, Coordinator of WATAAS

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WATAAS Tenant Advocates
This interview introduces Jamie Love, who recently started as Coordinator of the Western Aboriginal Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service (WATAAS). In the interview, Jamie talks about the challenges facing Aboriginal tenants and WATAAS, and some of the key things that need to change to get better service delivery for Aboriginal people.
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Redeveloping Waterloo housing

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Inner Sydney Voice have produced a special edition all about Waterloo and public housing renewal. It's really excellent - check it out.
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Tenants' Union Reconciliation Action Plan launched

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Uncle Ivan Simon launched the TU Reconciliation Action Plan
The Tenants' Union of NSW was proud to launch our Reconciliation Action Plan on 13th September 2017 – the 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Inspiring leader and friend of the TU, Uncle Ivan Simon gave a powerful speech to launch the RAP and singer songwriter Leah Flanagan brought stories of her people to life through her music.
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