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Tenants' Union supports 'Housing is a Human Right: National Day of Action'

Tue, 05/12/2023 - 15:11
Housing is a human right painted on yellow wall in public street
The Tenants' Union of NSW supports the upcoming event, 'Housing is a Human Right: National Day of Action.' It's inspiring to see renters across Australia getting together to address the problems within our current housing system. This community organising is a powerful testament to the shared belief that everyone deserves a safe, stable, and secure home.
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Tenants' Union Annual Report 2022-23

Tue, 28/11/2023 - 18:00
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 people, families and communities. In the face of these challenges, the Tenants' Union has maintained our commitment to being a champion for renters.
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Outasite – land lease communities magazine

Tue, 28/11/2023 - 17:21
Outasite logo
The Tenants' Union has just published issue 10 of Outasite – our print publication for land lease communities. It will be delivered to mailboxes in communities all over NSW over the next few weeks.
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Victory! Boggabri resident wins 9 year battle for repairs

Tue, 28/11/2023 - 16:22
Boggabri Caravan Park is a residential land lease community consisting of 15 sites and some powered camping sites, located on Laidlaw Street in Boggabri. The local council, the Narrabri Shire Council, are the Crown Land managers of the community, which has just two elderly permanent home owners living there: Jeff Clark and Brian Fuller. Jeff lives in his home on site 12 and Brian lives in his home on site 10.
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After the floods: What have we learned and what is needed to protect residents from further flooding disasters

Tue, 28/11/2023 - 15:20
flood house
Many residential land lease communities are located close to rivers and coastal areas of NSW and have been severely impacted by the major flooding events we have seen in NSW over the past couple of years. In Outasite Magazine 8 we wrote an article about the impact of the late February and early March 2022 floods on the residents in residential land lease communities in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. A lot of these communities and residents are still continuing to recover from the devastation that was caused.
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Navigating pet ownership in land lease communities

Tue, 28/11/2023 - 14:43
For many people pets are part of the family. Pet ownership in Australia is among the highest in the world, and keeping pets has been shown to significantly improve physical and mental health and wellbeing. In particular for older people, research has found that keeping a pet can improve quality of life through increased mental and physical health.
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Thirty years in residential community park living

Tue, 28/11/2023 - 13:38
Back in 1993 a move to downsize from Sydney led me to undertake a search for accommodation in the Central
Coast and Nelson Bay areas. At this time a new concept of owning a dwelling and leasing the land was just starting to become popular and a number of private caravan park owners were taking advantage to expand their parks by offering permanent residency.
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Site agreement sighted

Tue, 28/11/2023 - 12:31
David Dodge
In an update from a David and Goliath battle that we wrote about in Outasite issue 7 we are pleased to report that David Dodge and Beryl Clarke, home owners at Tweed River Hacienda Holiday Park have finally been given a written site agreement.
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Windang Win – residents avoid eviction

Tue, 28/11/2023 - 11:25
The Tenant’s Union was pleased to hear that the NSW Supreme Court has appointed an administrator to manage the Oasis Village at Windang. This should lead to improved running of the community and security for residents.
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Job opportunity: Paralegal (Aboriginal)

Thu, 23/11/2023 - 12:57
Group photo of 9 people, 7 standing and 2 kneeling. They are staff of the Tenants' Union of NSW and Murra Mia Aboriginal Tenants Advice Service.
Join the team working for housing justice!
A part-time Paralegal is required to join the legal practice of the Centre working to address housing legal issues for and with Aboriginal clients. You will be part of a supportive team of lawyers and a network of Aboriginal advocates.
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