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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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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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New Renters Kit

Renting can be tricky to navigate, especially if you are new to renting in New South Wales or haven’t rented for a while. The Tenants’ Union of NSW has made this kit to help renters put the…
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Tenant Advocate's perspective – Sonya Mooring, Murra Mia Western TAAS

We took the opportunity of a recent visit to Murra Mia Western Aboriginal Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service to interview Sonya Mooring, the Tenant Advocate and Team Leader. 
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Heart Award recognises the work of Sandy Gilbert

Our last edition of Outasite featured an article co-authored by Sandy Gilbert about the impact of the floods on land lease community residents in Tweed Heads and Chinderah. Sandy had set up a…
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Aboriginal Housing and Housing Activism in NSW

Aboriginal housing activism in New South Wales has a 135 year history. This report from the Tenants’ Union of NSW documents this history from the dispossession of land and housing at the…
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Renting & transphobia: NSW renting laws that need to change to support transgender renters

Discrimination pervades many areas of trans people’s lives, including in relation to housing. All people need and deserve a safe, secure, affordable place to call home, but all too often trans…
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Through a Renter's Lens – photo competition exhibition night

A special exhibition at Customs House showcased the top entries from our renter's photo competition. The exhibition gave renters’ a platform to share their stories directly with other…
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Through a Renter's Lens – photo competition top entries

Over the last few months we were delighted to host a statewide competition and exhibition of renters' photography. We were thrilled with the number and quality of entries we received on all…
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Putting Renters on the Map

We are in the midst of a rental crisis. Renters are struggling to cope with soaring rents, lack of homes, massive energy bills, and the threat of eviction. That’s why the Tenants’ Union and the…
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