submissions

    Read our latest responses to draft reports, discussion papers and other calls for submissions on issues affecting residential tenants.

    February 2017 Submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria:
    Residential Tenancies Act Review – Heading for Home Options Discussion Paper [pdf, 1,588kb]
    December 2016 Submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria:
    Consumer Property Law Review: Options for reform of the Owners Corporations Act 2006 [pdf, 416kb]
    October 2016 Tenancy Working Group submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria:
    Residential Tenancies Act Review [pdf, 543kb]
    October 2016 Submission to Department of Treasury and Finance:
    Review of the Victorian Regulatory Framework for affordable rental housing agencies [pdf, 373kb]
    October 2016 Submission to the Victorian Ombudsman:
    Victorian Ombudsman own motion investigation into the Office of Housing maintenance debts [pdf, 439kb]
    September 2016 Submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria:
    Residential Tenancies Act Review – Alternate Forms of Tenure: Parks, Rooming Houses and Other Shared Living Rental Arrangements [pdf, 2995kb]
    August 2016 Submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria:
    Residential Tenancies Act Review – Regulation of Property Conditions in the Rental Market [pdf, 969kb]
    July 2016 Submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria:
    Residential Tenancies Act Review – Dispute Resolution [pdf, 992kb]
    May 2016 Submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria:
    Residential Tenancies Act Review – Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants [pdf, 1141kb]
    May 2016 Submission to Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation:
    Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Fees Regulations 2016 [pdf, 785kb]
    April 2016 Submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria:
    Residential Tenancies Act Review – Rent, Bonds and Other Charges [pdf, 1051kb]
    April 2016 Submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria:
    Review of the Consumer Property Acts – Issues Paper 2 [pdf, 711kb]
    March 2016 Submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria:
    Review of the Consumer Property Acts – Issues Paper 1 [pdf, 793kb]
    February 2016 Submission to Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation:
    Access to Justice Review [pdf, 793kb]
    December 2015 Submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria:
    Residential Tenancies Act Review – Security of Tenure [pdf, 1251kb]
    September 2015 Submission to Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources:
    Review of the General Exemption Order Issues Paper [pdf, 710kb]
    August 2015 Submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria:
    Residential Tenancies Act Review – Laying the Groundwork [pdf, 1.022,67kb]
    June 2015 Submission to Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation:
    Review into Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 [pdf, 318kb]
    May 2015 Submission to Royal Commission:
    Royal Commission into Family Violence [pdf, 151kb]
    May 2015 Submission to Australian Labor Party:
    Discussion Paper on Housing Affordability [pdf, 473kb]
    August 2014 Submission to Victorian Law Reform Commission:
    Photographing and filming tenant’s possessions for advertising purposes [pdf, 594kb]
    August 2014 Submission to Department of Social Services:
    Interim Report of the Reference Group on Welfare Reform [pdf, 440kb]
    July 2014 Submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria:
    Residential Tenancies Amendment (Prescribed rating for replacement water appliances) [pdf, 436kb]
    June 2014 Submission to City of Melbourne:
    Draft Housing Strategy (Homes for People) 2014-2018 [pdf, 293kb]
    March 2014 Submission to Senate Economics Committee:
    Inquiry into Affordable Housing [pdf, 295kb]

     

    past submissions

    May 2013                 Submission to Centrepay Review [pdf, 177kb]

    December 2012         PILCH-TUV Submissions to Coroner [pdf, 436kb]

    September 2012       VCAT Legislation Reform [pdf, 377kb]

    August 2012               Social Housing Framework (pdf) 

    February 2012             Independent Inquiry into Insecure Work [pdf, 428kb]

    June 2011                 Review of the Victorian Human Rights Charter [pdf, 138kb]

    September 2010             Regulatory Framework Inquiry [pdf, 222kb]

    June 2010                 National Regulation of Not For Profit Housing [pdf, 378kb]

    May 2010                 Energy Efficiency Task Group [pdf, 165kb]

    February 2010          Public Housing Inquiry (pdf)

    December 2009       Energy Efficient Homes Package Senate Inquiry (pdf)

    December 2009       Judicial Conduct and Complaints (pdf)

    December 2009       Residential Tenancy Database Consultation (pdf)

    November 2009       Homelessness Strategy Discussion Paper (pdf)

    November 2009       Local Government Performance Monitoring (pdf)

    November 2009       State Government Tax and Debt (pdf)

    August 2009              Homelessness Legislation (pdf)

    August 2009              Senate Inquiry Welfare of International Students (pdf)

    August 2009              Victorian Climate Green Paper (pdf)

    July 2009                     Equal Opportunity Act Exemptions Inquiry [pdf, 159kb]

    July 2009                     Residential Parks Options Paper (pdf)

    June 2009                   National Human Right Consultation (pdf)

    June 2009                   VCAT Review (pdf)

    March 2009                Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Civil Justice System (pdf)
    November 2008       NRAS Bill (pdf)

    October 2008            Overseas Student Experience Taskforce (pdf)

    October 2008            Pension Review(pdf)

    May 2008                    Equal Opportunity Review 2 (pdf)

    May 2008                    NRAS Submission (pdf)

    January 2008             Equal Opportunity Review (pdf)

    December 2007       Essential Services Commission Water Tariff Report (pdf)

    November 2007       Water Tariff Structures Review (pdf)

    August 2007              Residential Accommodation Issues Paper (pdf)

    July 2007                     Full Retail Contestability Review (pdf)

    May 2007                    VEET Submission (pdf)

    April 2007                   Australian Energy Market Commission Statement of Approach (pdf)

    February 2007          Small Scale Licensing Review 3 (pdf)

    August 2006              Small Scale Licensing Review 2 (pdf)

    August 2006              Small Scale Licensing Review ESC (pdf)

    July 2006                     Equal Opportunity Bill (pdf)

    July 2006                     Fair Pay Commission Submission (pdf)

    May 2006                    Unfair Contract Terms Issues Paper (pdf)

    May 2006                    Utility Hardship Inquiry (pdf)

    April 2006                   Estate Agents Conduct Regulations (pdf)

    March 2006                Estate Agents Licensing Submission (pdf)

    March 2006                Owners Corporation Exposure Draft (pdf)

    December 2005       Disability Bill Exposure Draft (pdf)

    November 2005       WorkChoices Inquiry (pdf)

    August 2005              Human Rights Consultation (pdf)

    July 2005                     Consumer Credit Review (pdf)

    May 2005                    Rural Tenancies Project (pdf)

    April 2005                   Student Income Support Inquiry (pdf)

    December 2004       Privacy Act Review (pdf)

    October 2004            Housing Agencies Exposure Draft (pdf)

    March 2004                Housing Associations Strategy for Growth (pdf)

    February 2004          Full Energy Retail Competition (pdf)

    January 2004             Disability Discrimination Amendment Bill (pdf)

    November 2003       Tenancy Databases (pdf)

    October 2003            First Home Owner Inquiry (pdf)

    August 2003              Disability Legislation Review (pdf)

    July 2003                     Energy Retail Code (pdf)

    March 2003                Poverty and Financial Hardship (pdf)

    September 2002      Retirement Villages Act Review (pdf)

    May 2002                    Equal Opportunity Act Review (pdf)

    May 2001                    Residential Tenancies Act Review (pdf)

    December 2000       Segmented Waiting List Review (pdf)

    October 2000            Victorian Homelessness Strategy (pdf)

     

    The Tenants Union of Victoria acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.