Gov’t proposals & what we think. Take Action!!

November 29, 2019

We think the government proposals are worth supporting. We need your help! You can use our thoughts (below) to fill in Q8 in the government’s online submission Submissions close December 28. Feedback will be used by government to draft a tenancy law reform bill early next year. 1. Ending Tenancies Fairly We strongly support the recommended … Read More

Have your say Renting with Pets

November 27, 2019

Have your say today on PETS. Here’s the link to the government’s online survey.  It takes less than two minutes.  We think the government’s pet proposals will better support renters to keep pets and should be supported. At the same time, they don’t address issues for applicants with pets very well. We also reject the … Read More

The govt’s tenancy law reforms & how we rate them

November 24, 2019
Make Renting Fair in Qld has given the government proposals a quick rating  against our list of asks. Our most important ask of removing without ground evictions is included, it is extremely welcomed and rates highly. There are two additional areas for changes proposed by government, both of which are positive. Some of our asks however [...]

We’re analysing the Govt’s proposals

November 20, 2019

The Queensland Government has released its proposed changes to tenancy laws! https://www.yoursayhpw.engagementhq.com/RentingInQLD.  Make Renting Fair in Qld is studying these proposed changes. At first impression the proposals are welcomed and go a long way to support renters to make a place their home  (see the list of our 7 asks on the home page). Our key, … Read More

HEAR HEAR – The governments proposed tenancy laws open for consultation

November 16, 2019

The Palaszczuk government has released its first round of proposals today for the reform of renting laws in Queensland! The proposals are contained in a Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) with a six week consultation period closing on December 28. The documents are available at www.qld.gov.au/rentinginqld There is plenty of opportunity in the proposal to make … Read More

Lets enforce basic standards of rental properties!

November 6, 2019

Lets give tenants basic standards to help make a house a home and contribute to people’s well-being and housing affordability. We can help make this happen by changing the law to introduce periodic inspections by an independent party and by letting tenants know what, if any, repairs and maintenance have been done on a rental … Read More