Papers, submissions, and research

Tenants' Union policy work involves analysing and advocating for change to policy as it affects NSW renters. We make submissions to inquiries and reviews across a range of legislation and policy areas.

Residential Tenancies Act NSW

Submission: Residential Tenancies Regulation 2019 August 2019

Report: Lives Turned Upside Down: NSW Renters' Experience of 'no grounds' evictions March 2019

Submission: Easy and Transparent Trading August 2018

Submission: Long Fixed-Term Residential Tenancy Agreements Jan 2017

Submission: Response to Fair Trading NSW discussion paper “Statutory Review of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010” Jan 2016

TU's quick guide to the review of renting laws in NSW Jan 2016

Report: 5 years of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 Jul 2015

Comment: On the proposed repeal of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1899 Jun 2015

Briefing Paper: Unreasonable restrictions on children and other occupants in rental housing: briefing paper Oct 2014

Report: Residential Tenancies Act 2010 Mar 2012

Submission: Residential Tenancies Regulation 2010: submission Sep 2011

Submission: Residential Tenancies Bill 2009: submission Sep 2011

Briefing Paper: Tenant fraud Bill: briefing paper Jul 2011

Social housing

Joint Letter Public Housing Bonds June 2018

Joint Letter re Inner Sydney Allocations March 2018

Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs Inquiry into the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Housing Affordability) Bill 2017 Nov 2017

Comment: Tenancy Bonds for Public Housing Oct 2016

Briefing Paper: Public Housing - Antisocial Behaviour Bill 2015: briefing paper Sep 2015

Submission: Sirius Building Heritage Sep 2015

Further Comment: On the 'antisocial behaviour' amendment bill Aug 2015

Preliminary Comment: On the 'antisocial behaviour' amendment bill Aug 2015

Briefing update: 'One strike' evictions, and other Government proposals concerning social housing tenancies Aug 2015

Submission: One Strike Discussion Paper Apr 2015

Submission: Social Housing Discussion Paper Mar 2015

Submission: Draft Public Housing Tenants Support Bill and Housing Payment Deduction Scheme Apr 2013

Submission: Location of social housing Jul 2011

Research Paper: Reshaping Public Housing and work disincentives Oct 2008

Affordable housing

Research: Survey Report Affordable Housing and the New South Wales Rental Market Apr 2014

Submission: The Senate Economic References Committee Inquiry into Affordable Housing Mar 2014

Submission: The Inquiry into Social, Public and Affordable Housing Mar 2014

Land lease communities (residential parks)

Report: Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 February 2017

Submission: Review of Residential Parks Act 1998 Mar 2012

Strata law

Submission: Reform of strata laws: submission 2015 Aug 2015

Submission: Draft Strata Development Bill Oct 2014

Submission: Strata Schemes Management Bill Oct 2014

Submission: Strata and community title law reform Nov 2012

Tax reform

Tenants' guide to tax reform May 2016

Policy: Land Tax Policy Jul 2014

Boarders, lodgers and share housing

Submission: Boarding Houses Act 2012 review October 2019

Boarding House Act 5 Year Review March 2018

Report: Share Housing in NSW May 2017

Evaluation: TU Boarding House Education Project June 2016

Report: Analysis of registrable boarding houses and the roomshare market May 2014

Submission: Draft Boarding Houses Regulation 2013 May 2013

Submission: Draft standard form occupancy agreement for general boarding houses Apr 2013

Comment: Boarding Houses Bill 2012 Oct 2012

Submission: Boarding Houses Bill 2012 Aug 2012

Comment: Residential Tenancies Amendment (Occupancy Agreements) Bill 2011 Dec 2011

Policy Paper: Reforming marginal renting Jul 2011

Briefing Paper: Occupancy principles Jul 2011

Briefing Paper: Occupancy Agreements Jul 2011

Other topics

Submission: Short-term rental accommodation – a new regulatory framework September 2019

Submission: Federal inquiry into the Adequacy of Newstart and Related Payments September 2019

Submission: Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2013 Statutory Review July 2019

Submission to the Review of the National Regulatory Scheme for Community Housing April 2019

Guide: A tenant's guide to the NSW election 2019 March 2019

Submission: Better Business Reforms December 2018

Submission: Short-term Rental Accommodation Planning Framework November 2018

Submission: Federal inquiry into energy efficiency and low income rental homes Sept 2018

Presentation: NACLC Conference - 'Scraping it together' August 2018

Submission: Easy and Transparent Trading Consultation Paper August 2018

Submission: on Fair Trading Complaints Register Guidelines May 2018

Briefing: Bond exit survey April 2018

Submission: on Protections for Residents of Long Term Supported Group Accommodation in NSW March 2018

Submission: Inquiry into land release and housing supply in NSW Sept 2017

Report: The effects of Airbnb on rents in Sydney April 2017

Submission: Response to 'Justice for everyday problems: Civil Justice in NSW' consultation paper Feb 2017

Submission: Inquiry into elder abuse in NSW Nov 2015

Briefing Paper: Residual Current Devices Oct 2014

Submission: Review of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 Oct 2013

Submission: White Paper and Draft Metropolitan Strategy Jul 2013

Submission: Children and window safety consultation paper Apr 2013

Submission: NSW Fair Trading review of regulatory burden

Submission: Companion Animals Taskforce Jul 2012

Briefing Paper: Registration and accreditation for residential services Mar 2012

Submission: Opportunities to consolidate tribunals in NSW: submission Dec 2011

National Rental Affordability Scheme: submission  Mar 2011