New England & Western Tenants Advice & Advocacy Service (NEWTAAS)

 

CONTACT

Phone

1800 836 268 (1800 TENANT)

(02) 6772 4698

Hours:

Mon:

9am - 5pm

Tue:

9am - 5pm

Wed:

9am - 5pm

Thu:

9am - 5pm

Fri:

9am - 5pm

 

ABOUT

About us: NEWTAAS provides information, advice, advocacy and representation in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal to people who rent their homes in the New England, North West, Western and Far West areas of NSW. We provide advocacy and representation to people who meet our intake criteria and are unable to effectively advocate for themselves.

Armidale, Tamworth and Dubbo offices see tenants at face-to-face appointments by arrangement.

Contact us:

If you are a tenant seeking advice from us, please call on 1800 836 268 or fill in our advice request form
If you are from a community service, you can refer a tenant using this form, or request a community education session using this form.

NEWS

Wed, 06/12/2023 - 13:22

Tenant Advocates – Nurture and Grow

The annual TAAS Conference took place last month in Birpai Country, Port Macquarie. The theme of the conference was 'Nurture and Grow' – to evoke the approach we seek to take with clients, renters' rights and knowledge, and our own skills. Over 100 Tenant Advocates from across NSW gathered to learn and connect. The conference is organised by the Tenants' Union of NSW, and this was the largest face-to-face conference we have ever delivered.
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Mon, 02/10/2023 - 14:18

NEWTAAS Annual Report 2023

This year the New England and Western Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service is celebrating our 21st year of operation. Our Annual Report summarises our work and also includes a selection of statistics and case studies that tell the life of the Service and the stories of our clients.
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Mon, 05/12/2022 - 12:59

Standing Strong – Tenant Advocates Conference

In November 2022 almost 100 Tenant Advocates and guests gathered on Yuin Country for our Annual Conference. The theme of the conference this year was "Standing Strong" – in reference to the work Tenant Advocates do supporting tenants, especially through tough times like the last few years. 
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25/08/2023

Federal Inquiry hears from Tenants' Union: Three times as many renters calling now for advice on rent increases

Yesterday, the Tenants' Union of NSW appeared at the Sydney hearings for the Federal Inquiry into the Worsening Rental Crisis in Australia. Leo Patterson Ross, CEO, Tenants' Union of…
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24/08/2023

National 9 Principles for Strengthening Renters' Rights

The National Association of Renters' Organisations has just released a new report, The National Nine: Principles for Strengthening Renters' Rights. The Principles are: Stability,…
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22/08/2023

Submission: Improving NSW Rental Laws

We encourage readers of this submission to understand renting as an essential service. People require not just basic shelter but a good home to live a safe, healthy and dignified life. Homes are…
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15/08/2023

Tenant Advocate's perspective – Sonya Mooring, Murra Mia Western TAAS

We took the opportunity of a recent visit to Murra Mia Western Aboriginal Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service to interview Sonya Mooring, the Tenant Advocate and Team Leader. 
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11/08/2023

Briefing Paper: Tenants Advice and Advocacy Program Funding Needs

A briefing paper examining the funding needs of the Tenants Advice and Advocacy Program in relation to meeting increased community needs.
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04/08/2023

Organisations unite in rental reform call to Senate inquiry

A coalition of more than 80 organisations across Australia has urged governments to act swiftly on rental reform in a joint submission to the Senate’s rental crisis inquiry. Fair limits on rent…
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01/08/2023

Tenants' Union says Yes to the Voice

The Tenants' Union supports a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on the Voice to Parliament. Ensuring all people have a home that nurtures their lives, including connection to community is…
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26/07/2023

NCAT Evictions Map

A data dashboard based on data provided to us by the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). You can explore where eviction and repair applications are being made across all LGAs of NSW.
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12/07/2023

Renters, have your say!

The NSW Government has now opened a consultation on Improving NSW renting laws. Now’s your chance to have your say on the changes needed to make renting fair!
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11/07/2023

Tenants' Union hopes newly appointed Rental Commissioner will elevate the conversation about renting in NSW

The Tenants’ Union of NSW congratulates and welcomes the newly appointed NSW Rental Commissioner, Trina Jones. The Rental Commissioner will play an important role in elevating the conversation…
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27/06/2023

Joint statement: NSW Government urged to ease pressure on renting households

A Joint Statement by Tenants’ Union of NSW, Shelter NSW, Housing Action for the Aged Group and the NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS) 
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20/06/2023

Outasite - land lease communities magazine

The Tenants' Union has just published issue 9 of Outasite – our print publication for land lease communities! It has been delivered to mailboxes in communities all over NSW.
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