View the table, courtesy of Tenants Union of NSW, here.
The National Organisation of Tenant Organisations (NATO), via the coordination of the Tenants Union of NSW (TUNSW), has been monitoring the roll out of the national moratorium on evictions. The National Cabinet passed the responsibility to states to implement the moratorium, which has seen a patchy range of measures differing in each state and implemented in some jurisdictions.
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At this difficult time the Government’s emergency measures to support businesses and workers will bring much-needed relief to many Australians. Equally, it’s imperative that we plan now for a government-driven stimulus program to kickstart our country’s post-crisis recovery. This will be vital in getting people back into jobs fast, and also in enhancing building company confidence to retain workers.
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The National Cabinet has declared a six-month moratorium on evictions from renting affecting both commercial and residential properties. This effectively moves the action to state governments who now need to enact legislation or rulings to cover the operation of their rental markets.
We were shocked to hear about plans by the Housing Authority in South Australia which will effectively end 40 years of continuous support for independent housing advocacy.
In February we held important meetings with the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA), Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and the Property Council of Australia, looking at areas where we can work together to advance our housing agenda.
This is the first enews of 2020 from National Shelter and we wish all our readers and subscribers the best for the year. Housing has been in the news over the holiday period with the media proclaiming the ‘recovery’ of house prices in Sydney and Melbourne a positive sign.
In conjunction with SGS Economics and Planning, the Brotherhood of St. Laurence, and Community Sector Banking, National Shelter has released the November 2019 Rental Affordability Index. This report was widely publicised and distributed across social media and major news outlets, such as SBS and ABC.
The Parliamentary Friends of Affordable Housing and Reducing Homelessness has now been re-established in the 46th Parliament. Each Parliament needs to refresh or renew its friendship groups and we're pleased this one has been re-established with support from all major parties.