New Rental Laws introduced – Greens to amend Bill

The Greens have announced they will move a raft of amendments to protect renters, after the Fair Trading Minister today introduced a Bill amending the Residential Tenancies Act.

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NEWS: This Billionaire Developer Is Chucking A Tantrum Because Renters Might Get More Rights

Published by Junkee, November 2nd 2017

Property developer Harry Triguboff, one of Australia’s richest men, is threatening to jack up rents across Sydney in protest of NSW state government plans to improve renters’ rights.

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Media Release: Greens - Mass Eviction Threats Must be Stopped

Greens NSW Housing Spokesperson Jenny Leong MP has committed to stand up for the one third of people in NSW who rent and work to put an end to  mass eviction threats by billionaire developers like Harry Triguboff.

"People are already living with such fear and insecurity as a result of the current rental housing crisis - it's not just arrogant it's shockingly irresponsible for anyone to threaten mass evictions as Mr Triguboff has done."

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Media Release: NSW Government Must Act to Protect Renters Now

Responding to a welcome change in policy by the NSW Labor Opposition today, NSW Greens Rental and Tenancy spokesperson has renewed calls for the Government to put an end to no grounds evictions as a priority.

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Media Release: Seasonal evictions causing homelessness in the South Coast and Snowy Mountains

In holiday destinations like Eden and Batemans Bay and Jindabyne, renters are a third of the population, but those families are at risk of being kicked out of their homes over the summer months because our rental laws don’t offer enough protection.

Renters in holiday towns are particularly vulnerable, because they can be served an eviction notice at the start of the summer or the snow season, so the landlord can temporarily jack up process and let the house at an inflated rate to holiday makers.  This is totally unfair, but under current laws, it is perfectly legal.

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Greens to move amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act

Published by the Illawarra Mercury, 2nd October 2017

The Greens are calling for greater housing security and fairer rental laws to assist “Generation rent” in areas such as Wollongong. 

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News: Tenants reveal 'unliveable conditions' in Socceroo landlord's 'unlawful' apartments

Published by Yahoo7 News,  August 23rd, 2017

Two Sydney neighbours have revealed the “unliveable” conditions of their flats, owned by former Socceroo Jason Culina’s company, that they later discovered were illegally built.

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Media Release: Renters outnumber home owners in Burwood – but have been forgotten by policy makers

In the past five years, the number of people renting in the Sydney suburb of Burwood has surged from 46% to 54%.  Renters now outnumber homeowners.

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Media Release: Renters forgotten in New England

The latest Census reveals that 30% of households in New England are renting, and 11% are paying more than a third of their income on rent. While housing in New England might be cheaper than in Sydney, wages are much lower, which means that many people are living in housing stress.

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Media Release: Greens call to end seasonal evictions on the Central Coast

A staggering 59% of people living in The Entrance are renting, and those people are at risk of being kicked out of their homes over the summer months because our rental laws don’t offer enough protection.

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