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Housing Australia, the Accord and others ways the government wants to boost supply of housing.

Re-joining the Tenants’ Union allowed me to jump back into the details of the ongoing housing and rental crisis in Australia and NSW and investigate the mechanisms recently put in place by the…
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Rent Tracker Research Project

The Tenants' Union Rent Tracker Research Project aims to give tenants, researchers, journalists, and others a clear way to understand rent movements in NSW. Our tools use data published by…
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Outasite – land lease communities magazine

The Tenants' Union has just published issue 10 of Outasite – our print publication for land lease communities. It will be delivered to mailboxes in communities all over NSW over the next…
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After the floods: What have we learned and what is needed to protect residents from further flooding disasters

Many residential land lease communities are located close to rivers and coastal areas of NSW and have been severely impacted by the major flooding events we have seen in NSW over the past couple…
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Own Goal? Thinking about the impact of the FIFA Women’s Cup on rental housing

FIFA Downunder is just a day away as the 2023 Women’s World Cup Finals are played across nine cities in Australia and New Zealand over July and August.  It is truly a mega-event, and a really…
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Sustainable Energy should be an option for all residents

At the Tenants’ Union we are increasingly receiving calls from home owners who are finding roadblocks in the way of switching their homes to renewable energy in the form of rooftop solar panels…
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Research: Northern Rivers floods expose flaws in NSW housing system

As flooding impacts more NSW communities, new research from UNSW City Futures Research Centre, jointly commissioned by the Tenants' Union of NSW along with Mission Australia, St Vincent de…
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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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Public and community housing – Relocations, Transfers, and Renewal

This page contains resources relating to public and community housing renewal, and transfers of housing stock from public to community providers.
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Eviction, Hardship, and the Housing Crisis

Moving house is generally considered one of life’s most stressful events. The financial costs, and the stress and anxiety associated with moving are substantial, and these are exacerbated when a…
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Outasite – land lease community magazine

The Tenants' Union has just published Outasite – our annual printed publication for land lease communities! It has been delivered to mailboxes in communities all over NSW. This issue…
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Review overview

At the end of 2020 the NSW Government released the Discussion Paper on the Statutory Review of the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013. Individuals and organisations were invited to…
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