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Submission: Review of Domestic Violence rental laws

In producing this submission, the Tenants' Union of NSW consulted closely with advocates from the statewide network of Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Services and drew on their experiences…
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Responses to Homelessness, January 2021

Check out our submission to the NSW Audit Office's Audit of the NSW Government's responses to homelessness. Everyone deserves a safe, secure, affordable home, and the NSW Government is…
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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…
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Antisocial antisocial behaviour management

Last Friday we made our submission to the statutory review of two sections of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 that require mandatory eviction in social housing for a number of antisocial…
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Reflections of a Blue Mountains Tenant Advocate

Jo Hibbert has been a Tenant Advocate at the Blue Mountains Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service for seven years. Now she’s retiring for a well-earned break, so we took the opportunity to ask…
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Five key changes to social housing laws

In October 2015, NSW Parliament passed the highly contentious Residential Tenancies and Housing Legislation Amendment (Public Housing - Antisocial Behaviour) Act - affecting the rights and…
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Domestic violence and renting

Everyone deserves a safe home. Tenancy law can help victim-survivors of domestic violence in a number of ways. This factsheet summarises the options for tenants who are victim-survivors of…
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Putting down roots

In this piece, boarding house resident Alison Jolly tells her story: "The housing situation for older single women like me (I’m 61) can be difficult unless they own their own home. Many of…
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When home isn't safe: Queer women and housing

Indigo Dunphy is a 20 year old queer person who, at the time of interviewing, was living in a share house with another queer woman and two straight men. She has a girlfriend who stayed over…
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At least I have a room

This is a story about Gretta, a boarding house resident. She has lived in two boarding houses. The first she liked very much as it included a communal living area as well as shared facilities.…
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Briefing Paper: Public Housing – Antisocial Behaviour Bill 2015

The Residential Tenancies and Housing Legislation Amendment (Public Housing - Antisocial Behaviour) Bill 2015 has been passed, with amendments, in the Legislative Assembly. It must now be…
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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.…
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