The Tenants’ Union of NSW is the peak non-government organisation representing the interests of tenants and other renters in New South Wales, Australia.
Tenants' guide to tax reform
Housing affordability is a key issue during the 2016 federal election. The presumed impact of reducing tax concessions for landlords has been a strong feature in media discussions, and in commentary from political parties and candidates. Most of these focus on the cost of housing to buy.
This briefing outlines how negative gearing and capital gains tax discounts affect the private rental market.
Position Vacant: Policy and Campaigns Officer
Policy Officer: Permanent, part-time (28 hours)
The Tenants’ Union of NSW is a Community Legal Centre specialising in housing law matters. It is also the peak organisation for tenants in NSW and the resource body for the NSW network of Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Services.
The Policy and Campaigns Officer assists in the development and promotion of TU policy objectives, builds and strengthen networks and coordinates the campaign activities of the TU. A key accountability will be to collaborate and coordinate with staff, members and stakeholders to develop plan, implement and evaluate campaigns on issues relevant to renters in NSW
Salary range $66,789 to $69,694 per annum pro rata, plus super, salary packaging and generous conditions. For a job description, selection criteria and background information please see below Applications must address the selection criteria and attach a resume.
For further information call Ned Cutcher 8117 3712
Position Documents and Further Information
International Women's Day edition of Tenant News
Tenant News #112 is a special International Women's Day edition. It tells the stories of women who rent in NSW – stories of struggle and hope. You’ll find women writing about the legal insecurity that impacts on their ability to make a home when renting, and about how LGBTIQ, refugee and older women face discrimination in the rental market. We also explore public housing redevelopment policies and more.
The common thread in all these stories is the search for stability, liveability and affordability when making a home. Renting laws can be changed to facilitate these basic needs. In our recent submission to the Residential Tenancies Act Review, we ask Minister Dominello to do this by including changes to the law on evictions, rent increases and repairs.
Articles in Tenant News #112 include:
- Women finding home
- More than bricks and mortar
- Women working for change
- Transgender women and homelessness
- Ruth Simon: A champion for housing rights
- The Tenants' Union turns 40!
- When home isn't safe
- Is my residence my home?
- Tenancy Q&A: Domestic violence
Residential Tenancies Act 2010 Review Submission
The Tenants' Union of NSW is very proud to present our submission to the review of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010. We do so as the peak organisation representing the nearly 2 million people who rent their home in New South Wales. In writing this submission we have drawn on the experience and expertise of tenants, tenants advocates, community workers, academics, lawyers and a range of non-government organisations.
We believe this law should deliver greater stability, liveability and affordability. To achieve this, a number of improvements need to be made to the law. We look forward to continuing to work with NSW Fair Trading to achieve a fair renting system.
Read our submission here. Submissions to the review close 29th January 2016.
TU's quick guide to the review of renting laws in NSW
Nearly 2 million people rent their home in New South Wales, subject to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010. NSW Fair Trading is currently reviewing this law, to see if it is meeting its objectives. They have released a discussion paper to gauge community views.
Tenants and other renters say this law should deliver greater stability, liveability and affordability. To achieve this, a number of improvements need to be made to the law - but in order to get there we need you to contribute to Fair Trading's discussion before the end of January 2016.
Download our quick guide to find out how.