South West Sydney Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (SWSTAAS)

 

CONTACT

Phone

(02) 4628 1678

1800 631 993

Advice Hours:

Mon:

9am - 1pm

Tue:

9am - 1pm

Wed:

9am - 1pm

Thu:

Unavailable

Fri:

9am - 1pm

Website:

macarthurlegal.org.au

ABOUT

South West Sydney Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (SWSTAAS) provides advice to tenants, duty advocacy in the Tribunal, and community education to frontline workers as well as tenants. Also, as appropriate, SWSTAAS provides advocacy referral, and representation in the Tribunal – conciliation and/or formal hearing. We also engage in systemic advocacy work and participate in policy and law reform work concerning housing law in general.

We also offer face-to-face advice by appointment, or a drop-in session on Thursdays from 10am to 12pm. We provide outreach services every Tuesday for women attending court for their ADVO matters in the safe rooms used by Macarthur Women's DV Court Advocacy Service, and every second Tuesday by appointment at Miller Hub.

SWSTAAS is a program of Macarthur Legal Centre.

NEWS

Tenant Advocates working together to support renters

Tenant Advocates at the TAAS Network Meeting
Last week, Tenant Advocates came together for the Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Services (TAAS) Network meeting. Around 60 Advocates participated in the meeting over two days, representing almost all TAASs from across New South Wales.
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Make Renting Fair gains momentum

Make Renting Fair campaigners and supporters in Redfern
Redfern tenants and community show their support for Make Renting Fair
In NSW current tenancy legislation allows landlords in the private market to end a tenancy without having to give a reason. This means renters are often scared to enforce their rights because they know they can get kicked out for things like asking for repairs or challenging an excessive rent increase. Make Renting Fair is a community campaign calling for law reform to end these unfair evictions. Support for the Make Renting Fair campaign continues to grow.
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Make Renting Fair – community support growing

Make Renting Fair
Make Renting Fair is a new community campaign to end unfair evictions. Bringing together a strong coalition of local community organisations, unions, and faith based organisations, the Tenants Union of NSW and Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services are calling on the NSW State Government to make renting fair, and ensure renters in New South Wales are protected against unfair evictions.
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