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    Tenants Victoria asks community to help shape new rental laws

    Posted by Tenants Victoria on  November 13, 2019

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    Media release13 November 2019 Victoria’s specialist tenancy legal service has welcomed the release of draft regulations spelling out how new rental laws will operate. The Victorian Government released the 200 page Regulatory Impact Statement and 150 pages of regulations yesterday for a short public consultation ending on 18 December 2019. Tenants Victoria CEO, Jennifer Beveridge, said this was a rare opportunity for over 1.5 million Victorians who rent their homes to shape the laws they

    Your last chance to influence Victoria’s new rental laws

    Posted by Tenants Victoria on  November 12, 2019

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    The Victorian Government has released the Regulatory Impact Statement and draft regulations for its new rental laws, due to come into effect on 1 July 2020. They are holding a short five-week public consultation. Have your say now via the Engage Victoria website. All feedback must be submitted to Consumer Affairs Victoria by Wednesday 18 December, unless an extension of time has been granted. You can contact Consumer Affairs Victoria by phone on 1300 558

    Tenants Victoria nominated for homelessness awards

    Posted by Tenants Victoria on  October 14, 2019

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    Category: Rooming Houses
    Tenants Victoria is proud to be nominated for two Victorian Homelessness Achievement Awards, relating to our Rooming House Outreach Program. These awards provide statewide acknowlegement of leadership towards the goal of ending homelessness and are presented as part of the Victorian Homelessness Conference. Thanks to Council to Homeless Persons for running the conference and awards. Tenants Victoria CEO, Jennifer Beveridge, congratulated Catherine Dyer and the whole Tenants Victoria team for their outstanding work in this

    World Homelessness Day: October 10th 2019

    Posted by Tenants Victoria on  October 10, 2019

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    This World Homelessness Day 2019, homelessness workers from around Victoria are smashing myths, and revealing #HomelessTruths. ​Homelessness is at crisis level in Victoria due to a lack of affordable housing. ​The Victorian Government must build more social housing so that people on low incomes aren’t forced into homelessness. ​Myths about homelessness put the blame on individuals instead of on the systemic drivers of homelessness. Myth 1: Most people become homeless because of drug and alcohol

    Supporting healthier and more affordable homes for renters

    Posted by Tenants Victoria on  October 9, 2019

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    Tenants Victoria has joined with 60 other groups across Australia to call on Australian Building Ministers to raise energy efficiency standards in the National Construction Code. This follows years of advocacy around energy efficient through the Make Renting Fair Campaign and the One Million Homes Alliance. Necessary reforms include: · Mandating minimum energy efficiency standards for rental homes · Developing programs to improve the energy efficiency of all public and community housing properties · Committing
    Tenants Victoria acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.