Employment and renting – news and analysis

 

Marcus

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.
Read more
Renting Bytes logo

Podcast library

Renting Bytes and Renting Matters are podcasts produced by the Tenants’ Union of NSW and Legal Aid NSW. We aim to help renters and community workers understand tenancy law and navigate renting…
Read more
A woman, man and child, looking stressed, surrounded by moving boxes

Vulnerable tenancies a growing issue despite COVID recovery

Many vulnerable tenants were in crisis well before the pandemic and will continue to face personal crises into the future. A crisis should not have to make the world stage before our most…
Read more
Dollar sign

Financial assistance for renters

Many renters are struggling to afford the rent during the current housing crisis in NSW. However, paying rent is a fundamental obligation of the tenancy agreement. Not paying your rent puts you…
Read more
Special Report front cover. Eviction, Hardship and the Housing Crisis. Image of apartment unit with 'for lease' sign out front.

Tenants' Union of NSW publishes Special Report: Eviction, Hardship, and the Housing Crisis

A new Special Report published today by the Tenants’ Union of NSW, Eviction, Hardship and the Housing Crisis, asks us to take a new look at eviction. As we emerge from two years’ experience of…
Read more
Vaccination

Through lockdowns, moratoriums and housing crises – inequality keeps growing

Like the COVID outbreak itself, the effects of lockdown are proving worse for people who are already disadvantaged. And housing is a key factor in this growing inequality. While overseas…
Read more
OISH launch

Support for International Students: Pilot Hub Launched

International students have faced incredible hardship throughout the COVID-19 epidemic. At the peak of the pandemic, six international students began regular International student support…
Read more
Vanessa

Young Renters: We hear you!

A new report by the Tenants’ Union of NSW and Youth Action digs into issues facing renters under 30. Young people’s voices feature, with quotes taken from the 304 responses to our survey of…
Read more
Picture: Report cover - Family in masks in house, covid virus graphic surrounds house

Report on the situation for NSW renters during COVID-19 demonstrates struggle ongoing, potentially getting worse

Tenants' Union of NSW Report released today demonstrates the struggle many NSW renters continue to face as a result of COVID-19. The report 'Supporting Renters During the Pandemic…
Read more
Renters' Guide to COVID-19

COVID-19 guide for renters

The Renters' Guide to COVID-19 was developed to provide legal information about NSW tenancy situations arising as a result of the pandemic. All COVID-19 emergency measures have ended as of…
Read more
Tall apartment building with 'Our home' on the side

Tenants need to be listened to: community support – not heavy-handed policing

On the weekend over 3,000 public housing tenants in Melbourne were put into an immediate enforced lockdown by the VIC government due to a spike in COVID-19 in the area. Others in the community…
Read more
Brett Webb, Aboriginal Tenant Advocate

A day in the life of Brett Webb: Aboriginal Tenant Advocate

Brett Webb is an Aboriginal Tenant Advocate at the Northern Aboriginal Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service. In this interview he speaks about his experiences and day-to-day work.
Read more