Animal Welfare League Qld says make renting fairer for furry pals

July 16, 2021

The Animal Welfare League Qld has told its supporter that they want to see renting make fairer for our furry friends. Studies show that having pets increases people’s health, happiness and resilience yet only 10% of rental properties in Queensland allow pets and 85% of people either have or want to have a pet. In 2019/20, 22% … Read More

It’s time for Queensland renters to be given a fair go

June 21, 2021

Last Friday, the Minister for Housing, Leeanne Enoch introduced proposed legislation that would see tenants at the whim of the well-funded real estate lobby. The Make Renting Fair Queensland campaign, supported by over 50 community organisations, have come out today outlining their disappointment with the mixed bag of changes, after two and a half years … Read More

Michelle’s story

September 11, 2020

Michelle lives in South-East Queensland with her two teenage daughters, and until more recently, her ex-partner. The house they rented had termite damage, rats in the wall and rotting timber. Every request Michelle made for repairs, was ignored. “I almost fell through floorboards once, and there are support beams that are rotten,” says Michelle. “I … Read More

Your help is needed to extend the moratorium on evictions

September 2, 2020

Use this link to email the Housing Minister and ask for the moratorium on evictions to be extended. The moratorium on evictions is due to end September 29, putting many Queenslander renters at risk of homelessness. At the same time, both the JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments will reduce. Predictions are that another 740,000 Australians will … Read More

Law reform is needed: ABC’s 7:30 agrees

February 14, 2020

This week, ABC’s 7:30 ran a four-part feature on housing issues within Australia. The team at Make Renting Fair QLD was particularly interested in the series, as was the Tenants Queensland CEO, Penny Carr: ‘These are the stories we hear about daily on our advice service,” says Penny. “We’ve been raising the need for changes … Read More

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

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

Give people the right to stay in their rental homes and prevent unfair evictions

October 26, 2018

  Times are changing and more people are renting than ever before. We need to ensure our tenancy laws are keeping up. Queensland rental reforms are needed to protect good tenants from evictions without any reason.    Make Renting Fair Queensland represents a voice for all Queenslanders, particularly the more vulnerable and disadvantaged relying on … Read More

A place you can make home whether you rent or own

October 25, 2018

Help us Make Renting Fair in Queensland! Welcome to Make Renting Fair in Queensland, a community campaign to improve the conditions for renters across the state. With the Queensland government starting a review of tenancy laws, we want to push for progressive change.  Our campaign starts here and it will run through to whenever legislative … Read More