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Tenants' Union in the media

This page provides links to most articles in which the Tenants' Union of NSW is quoted. Articles, TV or Radio appearances that do not have a link may not appear in this list.

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NSW reform on ‘No Grounds’ evictions: why changes can’t come soon enough

Leo Patterson Ross news.com.au (No paywall) # .

Go to: https://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/sydney-nsw/nsw-refor…


Key to negotiating a better rent

Leo Patterson Ross for the Daily Telegraph Daily Telegraph (No paywall) # .

Go to: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/property/how-to-negotiate-a-lo…


Outrage over banned rental act on Gumtree

Michelle Bowes news.com.au (No paywall) # .

Go to: https://www.news.com.au/finance/money/costs/outrage-over-banned-…


Tenants' Union of NSW lodges complaint about Gumtree as rent bidding remains rife

Rosemary Bolger ABC (No paywall) # .

Go to: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-02-08/rent-bidding-nsw-gumtree-…


Sydneysiders rent bidding in hot real estate market

Craig Reucassel ABC (No paywall) # .

Go to: https://www.abc.net.au/listen/programs/sydney-breakfast/rent-bid…


Rental availability at record low across the country

ABC (No paywall) # .

Go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trxA_dfe3Vk


How to get your bond back for a rental property

Jim Malo and Tawar Razaghi The Sydney Morning Herald (Soft Paywall) # Bond.

Go to: https://www.smh.com.au/property/news/how-to-get-your-bond-back-f…


Ben was evicted after six years and never told why. It's still allowed in many parts of Australia.

Jennifer Luu SBS (No paywall) # Eviction, Tribunal NCAT.

Go to: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed/article/ben-was-evicted-aft…


Ayaki got two rent hikes in two years. Now he dreads a third

Kate Burke and Jim Malo The Age (No paywall) # Eviction, Rent.

Go to: https://www.theage.com.au/property/news/ayaki-got-two-rent-hikes…


Advocates speak out on scapegoating migrants as cause of housing crisis

Abha Haval City Hub (No paywall) # .

Go to: https://cityhub.com.au/advocates-speak-out-on-scapegoating-migra…


Sydney tenant admits in social media post to paying zero rent by subletting to housemates

Paige Cockburn ABC (No paywall) # Landlords and agents, Sub-letting.

Go to: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-17/sydney-tenant-subletting-…


Greens vow to ‘keep fighting’ on housing as party takes aim at Labor’s help-to-buy scheme

Paul Karp The Guardian (No paywall) # Campaigns and law reform.

Go to: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/sep/13/greens-ho…


Hamish's landlord withheld his bond over a single cockroach. He challenged them — and won

Rosemary Bolger ABC (No paywall) # Bond.

Go to: https://www.abc.net.au/everyday/bond-disputes-tenants-renters-la…


Modernising Consumer Protection in Renting: From Individualised to Systemic Protections

Leo Patterson Ross Parity (No paywall) # Campaigns and law reform, Landlords and agents, Renting culture.

Go to: https://www.tenants.org.au/blog/modernising-consumer-protection-…


Sydney renter receives no-grounds eviction notice after requesting shower rail under NDIS plan

Stephanie Convery The Guardian (No paywall) # Eviction, Campaigns and law reform, Disability, No-grounds evictions, State Government.

Go to: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jul/21/renter-ev…


Own Goal? Thinking about the impact of the FIFA Women’s Cup on rental housing

Rita Wilkinson (No paywall) # Housing affordability, Short-term holiday letting, State Government.

Go to: https://www.tenants.org.au/blog/own-goal-thinking-about-impact-f…


NSW's building industry is reforming after years of apartment defects, but comes too late for many owners

Gavin Coote ABC (No paywall) # Housing affordability, Housing market, Planning and development.

Go to: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-07-15/nsw-building-industry-ref…


NSW residents to benefit from rental commissioner

Eddy Meyer 9 News (No paywall) # Campaigns and law reform, Housing affordability, State Government.

Go to: https://www.theage.com.au/national/nsw-residents-to-benefit-from…


Signs rental crisis is easing as vacancy rates nudge upwards in Australia’s major cities

Peter Hannam and Tamsin Rose The Guardian (No paywall) # Housing affordability, Housing market, Planning and development.

Go to: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jul/11/signs-ren…


Tenants feel forced onto fee-charging rent payment apps

Mary Ward The Sydney Morning Herald (Paywall) # Privacy and access, Campaigns and law reform, Housing market.

Go to: https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/tenants-feel-forced-onto-fee…


Vienna housing model a blueprint for Australian cities?

Cat Woods Law Society Journal (No paywall) # Campaigns and law reform, Housing affordability, Planning and development.

Go to: https://lsj.com.au/articles/vienna-housing-model-a-blueprint-for…


Housing crisis could worsen as city slickers flock to regional NSW

Tileah Dobson City Hub (No paywall) # Housing affordability, Housing market, Regional NSW.

Go to: https://cityhubsydney.com.au/2023/06/housing-crisis-could-worsen…


The rental crisis with Leo Patterson Ross, CEO, Tenants Union Of NSW

Radio Skid Row Radio Skid Row (No paywall) # Rent, Campaigns and law reform, Housing affordability.

Go to: https://soundcloud.com/radio-skid-row/the-rental-crisis-with-leo…


SA push for new renter's advocate

Angus Randall ABC (No paywall) # Campaigns and law reform, Housing affordability, State Government.

Go to: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/sa-push-for-new…


‘Wild west’: Australia’s would-be tenants asked about tattoos and social media as calls grow for regulation

Cait Kelly The Guardian (No paywall) # Discrimination, Privacy and access, Personal stories.

Go to: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jun/12/wild-west…


A quarter of Australia’s property investments held by 1% of taxpayers, data reveals

Mostafa Rachwani and Antoun Issa The Guardian (No paywall) # Housing affordability, Housing market, Landlords and agents.

Go to: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jun/04/a-quarter…


‘The market never lies’: real estate industry calls for NSW to drop proposed ban on secret rent bidding

Tamsin Rose The Guardian (No paywall) # Rent, Campaigns and law reform, State Government.

Go to: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jun/02/real-esta…


NSW rent reform delayed, referred to inquiry due to rent bidding concerns

Jessica Wang news.com.au (No paywall) # Campaigns and law reform, Housing affordability, State Government.

Go to: https://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/renting/nsw-rent-ref…


Rental bidding: proposed reforms won’t keep a roof over renters’ heads

Cat Woods Law Society Journal (No paywall) # Rent, Campaigns and law reform, Housing market.

Go to: https://lsj.com.au/articles/rental-bidding-proposed-reforms-wont…


‘Pouring fuel on the fire’: fear NSW’s move to ban secret rental bidding will drive prices up

Tamsin Rose The Guardian (No paywall) # Campaigns and law reform, Housing affordability, State Government.

Go to: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/may/11/pouring-f…


Rent freezes off the table in NSW as new government focuses on bonds and bidding

Paige Cockburn ABC (No paywall) # Campaigns and law reform, Federal Government, Housing affordability.

Go to: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-05-08/rent-caps-ruled-out-nsw-b…


'I’m taking my landlord to tribunal for upping our rent by $350 a week.'

Chantelle Schmidt Mama Mia (No paywall) # Tribunal NCAT, Housing affordability, Housing market.

Go to: https://www.mamamia.com.au/rental-increase/


Rent in Australian capital cities climbs record 11.7% in 12 months

Mostafa Rachwani The Guardian (No paywall) # Rent, Housing affordability, Housing market.

Go to: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/may/03/rent-in-a…


NSW eviction rates are on the rise

Luke Grant 2GB (No paywall) # Eviction, Housing affordability, Housing market.

Go to: https://www.2gb.com/podcast/nsw-eviction-rates-are-on-the-rise/


National Cabinet tasks states with boosting renters' rights

Alison Xiao ABC (No paywall) # Federal Government, Housing affordability, Housing market.

Go to: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/pm/national-cabinet-tasks-…


‘An Australian-made problem’: Government should ‘step in’ with housing crisis

Staff Sky News (No paywall) # Affordable housing, Housing affordability, Planning and development.

Go to: https://www.skynews.com.au/business/real-estate/an-australianmad…


Renters relying on hacks to dodge housing crisis, as advocates call for cultural change

Brianna Morris-Grant ABC (No paywall) # Rent, Personal stories, Renting culture.

Go to: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-04-14/rental-market-house-sitti…


It's touted as one solution to Australia's housing crisis, but what is build-to-rent? And can it live up to the hype?

Dinah Lewis Boucher and Velvet Winter ABC (No paywall) # Rent, Housing affordability, Housing market.

Go to: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-04-07/what-are-solutions-to-aus…


Rental crisis: Aussies rage at detail in $375-per-week studio listing

James Clarke Yahoo News (No paywall) # Rent, Housing market, Renting culture.

Go to: https://au.news.yahoo.com/rental-crisis-aussies-rage-at-detail-i…


International students resorting to living in tents

Wing Kuang ABC (No paywall) # Housing market, Personal stories, Students.

Go to: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/international-s…


How would rent caps work in Australia and how might they affect affordability?

Cait Kelly The Guardian (No paywall) # Rent, Housing market, State Government.

Go to: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/mar/22/how-would…


Auction-style rental bids spur competition among desperate tenants

Amber Schultz WA Today (No paywall) # Rent, Housing market, Personal stories.

Go to: https://www.watoday.com.au/national/nsw/auction-style-rental-bid…


‘Web of lies’: how scammers are taking advantage of Australia’s tight rental market

Cait Kelly The Guardian (No paywall) # Housing affordability, Housing market, Landlords and agents, State Government.

Go to: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/mar/04/web-of-li…


A rental application service is selling extra data protection for $20. Not everyone is sold

Jim Malo and Abbir Dib The Sydney Morning Herald (No paywall) # Privacy and access, Security and safety, Landlords and agents.

Go to: https://www.smh.com.au/property/news/a-rental-application-servic…


Having a roof over your head is a basic human need. Renting in Australia should be treated like an essential service

Leo Patterson Ross The Guardian (No paywall) # Eviction, Rent, Campaigns and law reform, Home, Housing affordability, Landlords and agents, Renting culture.

Go to: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/feb/28/having-a-r…


Why renters hold the power at the polling booth

James O'Doherty Daily Telegraph (Paywall) # Eviction, Utilities electricity water gas, Campaigns and law reform, Climate change, State Government.

Go to: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/renters-could-decide-…


Why tenants will decide NSW's next leader

John Rolfe Daily Telegraph (Paywall) # Eviction, Housing affordability, Landlords and agents, State Government.

Go to: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/state-election/wester…


Bob has no idea where he will be living in six weeks as Sydney's rental crisis hits hard

Paige Cockburn and Kamin Gock ABC (No paywall) # Eviction, No-grounds evictions, Older people, State Government.

Go to: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-02-27/sydney-rental-crisis-hits…


Renting and housing not ‘recognised as an essential service’

Erin Molan Sky News (No paywall) # Affordable housing, Campaigns and law reform, Federal Government, Housing affordability, Housing market, Landlords and agents, State Government.

Go to: https://www.skynews.com.au/opinion/erin-molan/renting-and-housin…


Most states ban rent bidding, so why are desperate renters still allowed to offer more?

Michelle Elias SBS (No paywall) # Rent, Landlords and agents.

Go to: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed/article/most-states-ban-ren…