Kickstarting the campaign in 2019

February 22, 2019

With the government still planning to table a tenancy law reform bill in parliament mid-year, we are kick starting the campaign!

As you know the Queensland government’s public consultation about tenancy law (Open Doors to Renting Reform) closed on November 30. They are currently pulling together a report on all the responses.

As we build momentum we’ll be calling for your help to lobby politicians and the community.

Help us kickstart the campaign by asking your friends and family who have rented to follow us on Facebook @makerentingfairqld and sign up as a supporter to receive campaign updates here

Making a Place Your Home – TQ calls for a shake up of laws!

December 13, 2018

Listen to the Minister for Housing (Hon Mick de Brenni), the REIQ and Tenants Queensland discuss tenancy law reform issues with ABC’s Emma Griffith.  Property standards,  rent increases and limitations, pets, and property inspections are all covered on Tuesday morning’s FOCUS program.

Listen here

Launch of Disrupted – the consumer experience of renting in Australia

December 7, 2018

The launch of Disrupted – 2018 Report by CHOICE, National Shelter and NATO attracted a range of publicity.

Listen and read more through the links below:

Tenancy law reform submissions and surveys – last day today!

November 30, 2018

The Queensland government’s Open Doors to Renting Reforms consultation is closing today. If you haven’t yet had your say, please use our link to support Make Renting Fairs’s seven pint plan. It only takes a minute to enter your name, email address and postcode and we send it for you. Alternatively, jump onto the Open Doors site to fill in a survey or send your thoughts.

Don’t delay, today is your last day!!


Use our link to give gov’t your views on renting laws (closing soon!!)

November 21, 2018

Are you a renter looking to improve tenancy rights?  Your submissions to government’s Open Doors to Renting Reform close on November 30!! And we’ve just made it easy for you through this link – it will take you 2 minutes!

Simply enter your name, email address and postcode to support the MAKE RENTING FAIR

seven point plan. Alternatively, go to the Open Doors site and make your own submission.



SNAP POLL – Should a property owner need to give a reason if they want to end a tenancy?

November 8, 2018

Tenancy termination is now the theme on the government’s Open Doors to Renting Reform consultation site.  The snap poll question is  Should a property owner need to give a reason if they want to end a tenancy?  HAVE YOUR SAY NOW!!  You might want to take some tips from our reform platform, the first topic directly relates to this issue. Oh, and while you’re here, please sign up to support and follow our campaign to Make Renting Fair in Queensland!

Minimum Standards and the Minister

October 29, 2018

This post from Tenants Queensland is worth a read.  It has links to the Hon Mick de Brenni, Minister for Housing and Public Works’ two media releases from last Sunday.  The article also outlines recommendations from the Queensland coroner on the topic of minimum standards following the 2012 death of a baby in a rental property.

The Tenants Queensland article starts off like this;

Sunday’s media release from Minister for Housing and Public Works, the Hon Mick de Brenni sited the heart wrenching case of baby Isabella Diefenbach in outlining outlining his support

for the introduction of minimum standards in residential tenancies.

The introduction of minimum standards is not a cause for concern for reasonable investors but a safeguard for renters against those lessors unwilling to ensure their property is fit to live in for their tenants. A key to ensuring minimum standards are effective is taking away the responsibility from individual tenants to enforcing the law. Minimum standards should be enforced by a third party empowered to investigate alleged breaches, order rectifications, deliver sanctions, and provide public access to important records.

The Minister says there has been 35,000 people engage with the government’s Open Doors to Renting Reform, with another five weeks to go for consultations.