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Have your say! Evictions in NSW

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We want to hear from renters about your experiences renting your home in NSW. In particular, we want to know about the issue of ‘no grounds' evictions. Please complete this 10 minute survey. To acknowledge your time we are offering participants the chance to win a $100 gift voucher.
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‘Ending homelessness together’: Tenancy team reaches out to the community for Homelessness Week

Ivana and Fern from WESTS
In order to raise awareness about homelessness, the WSCLC tenancy team WESTS ran a stall in Centenary Square, Parramatta for Homelessness Week on August 6. Tenant Advocates Miriam, Rachael, Fern, Ivana, and Program Coordinator, Franya, were the forces behind the stall on the day. The team handed out an excess 200 showbags, which included information about WSCLC’s services and critical material on tenants’ rights.
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Check rents in your local area - monthly update

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The Rent Tracker tool has been updated to include bonds data to the end of July and now includes both postcodes and regions. Since its launch in early June the tool has been viewed nearly 6000 times!
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What it takes to keep a TAAS running - Interview with Carol Allen, Administration and Finance at Murra Mia Tenant Advocacy Service

Carol Allen, Administration and Finance at Murra Mia Tenant Advocacy Service
Murra Mia Tenant Advocacy Service advocates on behalf of Aboriginal tenants in their catchment area, which covers Wollongong down to the Victorian border, across to Griffith and Wagga Wagga and Dareton. They are currently working with other Aboriginal organisations in the area to form an alliance to ensure Aboriginal clients are able to access services available through different Government and non-Government organisations.
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Mould and renting - share your experience!

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Tenants often report to us their experiences with mould and other infestations and the difficulties they have getting it resolved. We are collecting stories from tenants for submissions to a Federal Parliament inquiry.
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Survey for Aboriginal Renters

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The Tenants Union of NSW and the Aboriginal Tenancy Services are currently working on an Aboriginal Renting Policy Platform. This document will be used to strengthen the voices of Aboriginal people who rent regardless of who your landlord may be. We want to gather as many views from Aboriginal people as possible. If you an Aboriginal person who rents, please take a few minutes to complete the survey here.
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