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Action for Public Housing protest against redevelopment of Glebe estates

Examining claims about the social objectives of estate renewal

As the NSW Government moves to implementing its decision to redevelop the Waterloo Estate, the social objectives claimed for the redevelopment and what is needed to deliver them becomes a focus…
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Landlords hiking rents: what can we do?

Over the past year we have seen rents in NSW – and across Australia – increasing at a significant rate and by a significant amount. In this blog we look at what renters can do, including looking…
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Close up of rusty mushroom electricity infrastructure in Residential Land Lease Communities

Embedded networks leaving renters disadvantaged

If you have never lived in an embedded network then many of you might be asking what this is and what does it have to do with renters? It's no surprise to the Tenants Union of NSW that a…
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Sabina, Thomas and Leo panel at Inquiry into Homelessness Older Persons at NSW Parliament

Homelessness among older people aged 55 in NSW: TUNSW provides evidence to NSW Parliament

The Tenants' Union of NSW spoke on 18 July on a panel alongside the Homeless Persons' Legal Service, Public Interest Advocacy Centre and Seniors Rights Service at the public hearing…
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Census 2021: Renters are the fastest growing tenure in Australia.

Last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its first round of data from last year's Census (2021). This is the key population data collected on Census night, though some…
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Everyone deserves a healthy home: Climate disruption and rental homes in NSW

Climate change is not new. Scientists have been monitoring the effects of increased carbon in our atmosphere, and the reduction of greenhouse gases has been a well publicised global issue since…
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NSW Budget 2022 - 2023 Response

Joint media release: Disappointing NSW budget fails to invest in public and community housing

The Tenants' Union of NSW along with NSW Council of Social Services, Domestic Violence NSW, Community Housing Industry Association NSW, Y Foundations, and Homelessness NSW are in uproar at…
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UNSEEN Chrome Car - an installation art piece on older women's experience of homelessness

'I'm living in my car': Older people and homelessness in NSW

The Standing Committee on Social Issues of the New South Wales Legislative Council currently is conducting an Enquiry into 'Homelessness amongst older people aged over 55 in New South Wales…
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Renting Questionnaire Federal Election 2022

How do the parties plan to respond to the needs of renters following the Federal Election on May 21st? The National Association of Tenants Organisations asked. Check out the responses here.
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NATO Federal Election Questionnaire 2022: Policies and priorities for a fair and secure renting system

The National Association of Tenants' Organisations (NATO) recently wrote to all parties and independent candidates inviting them to respond to our Federal Election Questionnaire. We invited…
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Podcast library

Renting Bytes and Renting Matters are podcasts produced by the Tenants’ Union of NSW and Legal Aid NSW. We aim to help renters and community workers understand tenancy law and navigate renting…
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Waiting for social housing? Tell your story

Are you on the waiting list for social housing in NSW, Queensland or Tasmania? If so, researchers in a new project would like to learn more about what life is like as you wait for a social…
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