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Another win for Victorian renters!

In response to calls from Victorian family violence services and thousands of emails sent by Make Renting Fair supporters like you, the Victorian Government has confirmed it will introduce new protections for renters experiencing family violence.

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Campaign Update: It's the final countdown

It has been a busy month for the Make Renting Fair campaign, with plenty of meetings and even more action.

The State Government recently opened up about its reform of the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA), saying: “The full package of reforms to the RTA will be set out in a Bill, to be introduced for debate in the Victorian Parliament this year.”

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IWD 2018: Homelessness is a women’s issue

Homelessness is a deeply gendered issue. it surprises people to know that the person most likely to walk into a homelessness service is a woman aged 24-34, most likely with a child in tow.

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Campaign Update: Big wins for renters, but when will they start?

Last year was a rousing success for renters’ right in Victoria.  We launched the Make Renting Fair campaign in May 2017.  Just five short months later the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced a 14-point list of reforms including a ban on ‘no reason’ evictions, the introduction of a landlord blacklist and that pets would soon be welcomed in rental properties.

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Video: Protecting tenants affected by family violence

What is domestic violence and how common is it?  Do the provisions in the Residential Tenancies Act sufficiently protect tenants, or can more be done?  Alison Macdonald from Domestic Violence Victoria joined Tenants Victoria CEO, Mark O'Brien for a discussion about these important issues.

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Welcoming pets: The humane thing to do for our elders

It is easy to assume that the majority of renters are singles and couples saving up for their first home.  After all, renting is for the young, right?  By the time you start thinking about taking it easy and enjoying visits with the grand kids, you’ll have long since been living in your own home.

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First big win for renters in 20 years

On Sunday, 8 October, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced (with much fanfare) a 14 point plan for rental reform that is a big step towards our goal of ‘making renting fair’ and a big win for the 1.5 million Victorians who rent their home.

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Media: Campaign welcomes reform package as 'significant step' towards fair rental laws

The Make Renting Fair Campaign has welcomed Premier Daniel Andrews’ suite of tenancy reforms and says they will make a positive difference to the lives of Victoria’s 1.5 million renters. 

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Video: Protecting vulnerable tenants with the Council to Homeless Persons

Do Victoria's tenancy laws do enough to help prevent vulnerable tenants from becoming homeless?  Tenants Victoria CEO Mark O'Brien recently sat down with Damien Patterson from the Council to Homeless Persons to discuss the state of homelessness in Victoria and what can be done about it.

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In-Depth: Family violence protections

Thanks to the work of passionate advocates like the late Fiona Richardson and those working with the Royal Commission for Family Violence, most people are aware of the challenges faced by the one in four women and one in 12 men in Australia that have experienced violence by an intimate partner.  Many positive changes are being made to various parts of legislation to protect those affected by family violence.  While Victoria’s tenancy laws already provide a certain level of protection, more can be done to give vulnerable tenants the best possible chance at a new life.

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