| 03/08/2020

A day in the life of 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…
Read more
| 30/07/2020

Secure, affordable tenancies and support for tenants key to preventing homelessness

Today the Tenants' Union NSW's CEO Leo Patterson Ross and Policy and Advocacy Coordinator Jemima Mowbray attended a public hearing of the Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia to…
Read more
| 13/07/2020

COVID-19 factsheet in 7 community languages

The Tenants' Union has published a basic factsheet in 7 community languages summarising renters rights under COVID-19 regulations. The factsheet has information on paying rent, evictions,…
Read more
| 26/06/2020

Changes are coming

When we last published Outasite Lite at the beginning of April the COVID-19 pandemic was in its early stages and the NSW Government had just issued the first Public Health Order restricting the…
Read more
| 26/06/2020

Recently at NCAT

Getting back to site fee increases, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal has recently heard and determined an interesting case where the operator issued two notices of increase, claiming…
Read more
| 22/06/2020

Economic stimulus proposal: Healthy & affordable homes

The Tenants' Union, together with over 50 other organisations, is calling for governments to invest in energy efficiency and solar PV for low income homes to stimulate tens of thousands of…
Read more
| 15/06/2020

Reflections on 10 years of Tenant Advocacy

After 10 and a half years, Maralyn Schofield is leaving her role as Coordinator of the Northern Rivers Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service. We took the opportunity to ask her for some of…
Read more
| 15/06/2020

60 day stop on COVID-19 evictions ends, restrictions on evictions continue

From 14 June the initial 60 day stop on evictions for rent arrears where the household is in financial hardship due to COVID-19 ended. However, there are still restrictions on the eviction of…
Read more
| 12/06/2020

International student COVID-19 crisis accommodation

The NSW Government is funding temporary crisis accommodation for vulnerable international students in NSW during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme will be delivered through approved…
Read more
| 25/05/2020

Renters' Guide to COVID-19

The Renters' Guide to COVID-19 has been developed to provide legal information about situations that may arise as a result of the pandemic. This guide should be read alongside and in…
Read more
| 25/05/2020

Change Management: Social Housing Management Transfers Program Best Practice Report

Between October 2018 and September 2019 the management of more than 14,000 public housing tenancies across nine geographical regions of NSW was transferred from the management of the Department…
Read more
| 15/05/2020

New report finds investment in social housing is critical to Australia’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery  

Three initiatives are critical to Australia’s post COVID-19 economic recovery, a new report finds: build additional social and affordable housing stock across NSW; repair old social housing…
Read more
Showing 73 - 84 of 343 results

MAKE RENTING FAIR PETITION

Make Renting Fair

SUPPORT OUR WORK