Further Comment: Antisocial Behaviour Bill 2015


This comment is in addition to the Tenants' Union of NSW's preliminary comment on the Residential Tenancies and Housing Legislation (Public Housing – Antisocial Behaviour) Bill 2015.

Our preliminary comment outlines our concerns that the bill will limit the Tribunal's ability to function by removing its discretion in certain termination proceedings, and restricting its ability to consider evidence in matters concerning social housing tenancies.

This further comment provides additional focus on the bill's key provisions.

The bill will amend Part 7 of the Residential Tenancies Act 2015, and changes will affect all social housing tenancy agreements. This includes public housing tenancies, as well as social housing tenancy agreements entered into with each of the 133 Community Housing landlords who are registered to operate in New South Wales.