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Annual Report 2021-2022

Tenants' Union Annual Report 2021-22

The 2021-2022 financial year began with Sydney under a strict four-month lockdown and finished with severe weather, flooding, and a deepening housing crisis. Through these challenging times, the…
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NEWTAAS Advocates

NEWTAAS Annual Report 2022

Spiralling rents threaten many tenants with homelessness if they lose their homes. Many tenants are being evicted for no reason (no grounds terminations). NEWTAAS Tenant Advocates assess a…
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Who is using the Tribunal and why?

We are always trying to better understand what is happening for NSW renters. We want to make sure we can identify the problems and pressures renters are experiencing, as well as whether the…
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Evicted! A comedy about renting in Sydney

Evicted! is a new comedy about renting in Sydney. The film won the audience award for best feature at the 2022 Sydney Film Festival. It follows a ragtag bunch of millennial housemates who get…
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Citizens' Assemblies and renting policy: an avenue for fair rental reform?

Citizens Assemblies are being increasingly explored in other jurisdictions as an avenue to achieve fair and sensible legislative reform across a wide range of issues - including renting.…
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Tenant Advocate’s perspective – An interview with Marcus Neil

We took the opportunity of a recent visit to Murra Mia Aboriginal Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service to interview Tenant Advocate Marcus Neil.
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Easy Read factsheets now available

The Tenants’ Union is happy to announce that we have five new factsheets available in Easy Read. Easy Read is a way to present information for people with low literacy or learning disability.
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Supporting vulnerable tenants during a crisis 

When the pandemic first hit Australia, COVID-19 did not discriminate, and we saw people of all walks of life impacted. The same now goes for the rising cost of living. It too does not…
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Easy Read factsheets

These factsheets have information about your rights as a tenant in New South Wales. The information is accessible and easy to understand. The factsheets were made by the Tenants' Union and…
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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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Death of a tenant

This infosheet summarises the issues that may arise on the death of a tenant. 
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Pod off the press – Renting Bytes

The Tenants’ Union plunged into the world of podcasting roughly 12 months ago. Alongside co-producers Legal Aid NSW we planned and launched 'Renting Matters', a podcast series aimed…
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