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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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Australia's largest tenancy database's 'virtual manager' service breached renter's privacy, information watchdog finds

Maani Truu ABC (No paywall) # Privacy and access, Rent, Security and safety.

Go to: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-06-11/tica-virtual-manager-rent…


Sydney’s ghost suburbs where homes are empty

Aidan Devine and Taylor Troeth Daily Telegraph (Paywall) # Rent.

Go to: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/property/one-third-of-some-syd…


Struggling renters could have extra sway at next federal election

Aidan Devine realestate.com.au (No paywall) # .

Go to: https://www.realestate.com.au/news/struggling-renters-could-have…


Gas leak reported six weeks ago at exploded Whalan housing complex, odour lingers at site

Lachlan Leeming, Inasha Iftekhar & William Tyson Daily Telegraph (Paywall) # Disasters, Public and community housing, Repairs.

Go to: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/gas-leak-reported-six…


NSW Govt caps site fees and embedded electricity network prices in Bill review

Ian Horswill The Weekly Source (No paywall) # Land lease communities.

Go to: https://www.theweeklysource.com.au/community-living/nsw-gov-caps…


Public housing regularly being offered to people on NSW waitlist who have died

Cait Kelly The Guardian (No paywall) # Public and community housing.

Go to: https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.theguardi…


A suspicious rash led Brenda's rental to be decontaminated - the answer was inside the walls

Matt Gazy SBS (No paywall) # Security and safety.

Go to: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed/article/brenda-developed-a-…


Tenant issues plea to landlord Anthony Albanese after receiving eviction notice

9 News (No paywall) # Eviction.

Go to: https://youtu.be/RmfNFueFUeY?si=x6N1haNZnBX3w8Q7


Bondi renters issued eviction notice after asking for rent reduction when balcony collapsed

Hayley Taylor 7 News (No paywall) # Eviction, Rent, Repairs, Security and safety, Tribunal NCAT.

Go to: https://7news.com.au/business/housing/bondi-renters-issued-evict…


Landlords warned over 'double dipping' on deductibles and other tax errors that could cost government $1.2 billion

Geraden Cann ABC (No paywall) # .

Go to: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-05-11/landlords-australian-tax-…


Australian renters would be nearly $4b better off under a rent freeze

Jim Malo The Sydney Morning Herald (No paywall) # Rent.

Go to: https://www.smh.com.au/property/news/australian-renters-would-be…


North Bondi tenant is facing eviction after asking for his rent to be cut following a ruling his balcony was unusable

John Rolfe Daily Telegraph (Paywall) # Rent, Repairs.

Go to: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/north-bondi-tenant-is…


Do-it-yourself renovating a growing trend as union seeks better protection for renters

Grace Atta ABC (No paywall) # Rent, Repairs.

Go to: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-05-02/diy-renovating-trend-tena…


No-grounds evictions taking a heavy toll on renters

Andy Kollmorgen CHOICE (No paywall) # Eviction.

Go to: https://www.choice.com.au/money/property/renting/articles/tenant…


A constant worry: Renters confront the impact of unfair evictions

Tenants' Union of NSW (No paywall) # Eviction.

Go to: https://www.tenants.org.au/reports/constant-worry


What can a landlord get away with? In the court of public opinion, it’s changing

Tawar Razaghi Brisbane Times (No paywall) # .

Go to: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/property/news/what-can-a-landlo…


‘A big problem for a large part of society’: Sydney rents hit record highs

Tawar Razaghi The Sydney Morning Herald (No paywall) # .

Go to: https://www.smh.com.au/property/news/a-big-problem-for-a-large-p…


Sydney’s dire rental crisis uncovered

7 News (No paywall) # .

Go to: https://youtu.be/1ktQzdcsCQs?si=GJ2D8zhdC5ReNeH3


Brock got the news the day he asked for repairs – one of 30,000 NSW renters evicted without a reason each year

Cait Kelly The Guardian (No paywall) # Eviction, Rent, Repairs.

Go to: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/apr/03/brock-got…


Bondi listing: $1,250 a week for flat with construction noise and works spilling into living area

Tamsin Rose The Guardian (No paywall) # Rent, Starting a tenancy.

Go to: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/apr/03/bondi-lis…


Tenants forced to choose between their pets and a roof over their heads amid rental crisis

A Current Affair 9 News (No paywall) # Rent.

Go to: https://9now.nine.com.au/a-current-affair/rental-crisis-forces-p…


Housesitter asked to pay $500 to give 'pet love'

Rebecca Franks Yahoo News (No paywall) # .

Go to: https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/housesitter-asked-to-pay-500-t…


Tenants say they are being booted out for requesting repairs

Taylor Troth realestate.com.au (No paywall) # Repairs.

Go to: https://www.realestate.com.au/news/tenants-say-they-are-being-bo…


Minns slammed over inaction on key election pledge

Aidan Devine Daily Telegraph (No paywall) # .

Go to: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/property/minns-slammed-over-in…


New research shows NSW renters want action on eviction reform; strong backing from landlords and community

Tenants' Union of NSW (No paywall) # .

Go to: https://www.tenants.org.au/reports/new-research-shows-strong-sup…


Rental reforms need to be expedited

The Herald's View The Sydney Morning Herald (Soft Paywall) # Rent.

Go to: https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/rental-reforms-need-to-be-ex…


Thousands evicted without grounds as NSW rental reforms ‘drag’

Mary Ward The Sydney Morning Herald (Soft Paywall) # .

Go to: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/thousands-evicted-without-gr…


Households seek energy efficient homes amid cost of living crunch

Melissa Iaria realestate.com.au (No paywall) # Utilities electricity water gas.

Go to: https://www.realestate.com.au/news/households-seek-energy-effici…


Is it the beginning of the end for rent bidding?

Andy Kollmorgen CHOICE (No paywall) # Rent.

Go to: https://www.choice.com.au/money/property/renting/articles/rent-b…


'Extremely worrying': rental vacancy hits record low

Benn Dorrington realestate.com.au (No paywall) # .

Go to: https://www.realestate.com.au/news/extremely-worrying-rental-vac…


Parts of western Sydney are resembling ghost towns despite a record number of residents

7 News 7 News (No paywall) # Rent.

Go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk5Zq7G7LXY


‘Completely lied to’: horror trend hurting tenants

Taylor Troth realestate.com.au (No paywall) # .

Go to: https://www.realestate.com.au/news/completely-lied-to-horror-tre…


Thinking of renting directly from a landlord? Here’s what you need to know about private rentals in Australia

Thierry Ng The Property Tribune (No paywall) # Starting a tenancy.

Go to: https://thepropertytribune.com.au/opinion/thinking-of-renting-di…


Worst suburbs to be a renter: rent rises in each NSW suburb revealed

Aidan Devine and Taylor Troeth Daily Telegraph (No paywall) # Rent.

Go to: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/property/worst-suburbs-to-be-a…


Rental affordability plunges to worst level on record

Melissa Iaria realestate.com.au (No paywall) # Rent.

Go to: https://www.realestate.com.au/news/rental-affordability-plunges-…


Time to end the trauma of no grounds evictions

Zuzia Buszewicz Tenants' Union of NSW (No paywall) # Eviction, Rent.

Go to: https://www.tenants.org.au/blog/time-to-end-trauma-no-grounds-ev…


A Tenant Is Served A No-Grounds Eviction Notice Every 18 Minutes In NSW

George Shiers Pedestrian (No paywall) # Eviction.

Go to: https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/a-tenant-is-served-a-no-grounds-e…


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…


Rent bidding continues to force potential tenants out of future homes despite crackdown in NSW

Yashee Sharma 9 News (No paywall) # Rent.

Go to: https://www.9news.com.au/national/rent-bidding-alive-in-nsw-desp…


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…