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People’s Commission into the Housing Crisis begins today

Media Release - Australia’s first People’s Commission into the Housing Crisis is set to begin today -Thursday 23 May. The Commission provides a platform convened by housing campaign Everybody’s…
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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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NSW Renters' Forums: Your chance to share what renting should look like

Against the backdrop of a crippling housing crisis, we are often asked about what we struggle with most, not necessarily what our renting aspirations are. Our woes are given more attention than…
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A constant worry: Renters confront the impact of unfair evictions

For this report we surveyed 123 NSW renters, asking them about the impact of the eviction financially and emotionally. We asked about challenges they may have faced in securing alternative…
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Survey on rental racism

Do you have a multicultural background and have rented in NSW in the last 5 years? Help researchers understand your unique experience to get better solutions by filling out a quick survey. 
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Briefing: Ipsos Public Affairs Polling Research – Reasonable Grounds Reform

New polling, undertaken by Ipsos Public Affairs for the Tenants’ Union of NSW, shows significant support from landlords for the reforms. The research also shows the community expects reforms…
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Time to end the trauma of no grounds evictions

Renters asked to leave their home for no reason tell us the impact of these evictions is severe. Responses from renter to our our recent survey make it clear that having the rug of relative…
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Submission

Pre-budget submission: Trust in the NSW rental system

The Tenants' Union of NSW pre-budget submission.
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Submission: Regulation and supply of short-term rental accommodation

It is timely to reassess the short-term rental accommodation regulatory framework to determine whether existing regulations are meeting their intended goals and identify any additional measures…
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Submission: Changes to create low and mid-rise housing

In this submission, the Tenants' Union of NSW writes in general support of the reforms proposed in the ‘Changes to create low and mid-rise housing’ proposals. However, with some…
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Tell decision makers to end unfair evictions for all renters now!

We know that NSW Government decision-makers are currently considering rental reforms – can you email them and tell them to end no-grounds for all renters now? The government needs to end no-…
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Roaches in your rental – to leave or not to leave

No-one should have to live with roaches! They are gross. But hating roaches and the existence of roaches in the property might not be a good enough legal reason to end a tenancy without having…
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