The NSW Government have just introduced reforms to the State’s tenancy laws to Parliament!
And while the reforms include some fantastic changes – such as protections for survivors of family violence – there are still some really crucial pieces missing.
If the State Government’s legislation passes in its current state, unfair evictions will stay.
But the good news is, the Greens and the Labor Party are both planning on making amendments to the Government’s legislation, that would see both the end of no-grounds evictions and the right to have pets amongst other things, that would see both of these important protections included. Once these amendments are made, they will just need the support of key members of the Legislative Council to pass. And with a State election just around the corner, these members are listening more carefully than ever to what voters want, because they know they’ll be vying for your votes in just a few months’ time.
They are beginning to listen - debate started in the upper house and this campaign was mentioned many times. Paul Green has raised concerns about these unfair evictions. When they come back to this issue in a couple of weeks, we hope they will all be committed to implementing a fair 'reasonable grounds' eviction system.
That’s why we’re asking you to email these members now, and let them know you want them to support the amendments to the Government’s new rental laws. Will you use the tool below to send an email to them now?
Just a few weeks ago, Victoria passed the biggest rental reforms in the history of the State.
Well now, it’s NSW’s turn.
Thank you! Easily more than 1000 people emailed the cross-benchers in just a few weeks!