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What does the NSW budget 2024-25 mean for renters

The Tenants' Union of NSW has dived into today's NSW budget announcements, looking for the key measures that will significantly impact renters. These are our initial thoughts, we will…
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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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Domestic violence and renting: Supplementary Guide

Everyone deserves a safe home. Tenancy law can help victim-survivors of domestic violence in a number of ways. This Supplementary Guide provides additional information further to our Domestic…
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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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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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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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Pre-budget submission: Trust in the NSW rental system

The Tenants' Union of NSW pre-budget submission.
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Submission: Phase 1 review of the planning and approval processes for caravan parks, camping grounds, manufactured home estates and moveable dwellings

Our submission into the review of the Local Government (Manufactured Home Estates, Caravan Parks, Camping Grounds and Moveable Dwellings) Regulation 2021. This is the first Phase of the review…
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The season for empathy – for renters too

Over the last week, the annual tradition of a real estate agent sending out an email warning their renters not to fall behind in rent over Chistmas was continued, this time by an agency in VIC.…
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Tenant Advocates – Nurture and Grow

The annual TAAS Conference took place last month in Birpai Country, Port Macquarie. The theme of the conference was 'Nurture and Grow' – to evoke the approach we seek to take with…
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Tips: Preparing for disasters as a renter

Bushfires, floods, cyclones and severe storms can be unpredictable and scary. While we as individuals can’t do much to prevent a natural disaster, we can take steps to improve our safety and…
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Tenants' Union Annual Report 22-23

It has been another truly challenging year for renters across NSW, as well as their advocates and supporters. We have seen unprecedented rent increases leading to mounting pressure on so many…
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