Housing Media

Minister! Strata reforms will remove protections for home-owners, not improve them!

“The NSW Minister for Fair Trading’s claim today that the new model to allow for the sale of strata buildings without unanimous agreement will ‘improve the level of protection for home-owners’ (attached)[1] is absurd,” said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Policy Advisor.

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Pensioners slam proposed laws that will force many to sell their home

“Pensioners slam proposed laws that will see forced sales of homes in strata buildings[1],” said Senior Policy Advisor Charmaine Crowe.

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Assault on older tenants and park residents: NSW Government cuts tenants’ advice and advocacy services

The NSW Government’s decision to cut funding to two essential tenants’ advice services – the Older Persons Tenants’ Service (OPTS) and the Park and Village Service (PAVS) – is nothing short of an assault on older tenants and residential park residents across NSW.

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NSW Government axes older people's tenants advice & advocacy services

NSW Fair Trading recently announced its revamped 'Tenants Advice and Advocacy Program 2013-2016' (TAAP). The Older Persons Tenants Service (OPTS) and the Park and Village Service (PAVS) have both been axed under the new TAAP.

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Goward’s bed tax set to make waitlist worse: Auditor General

The public housing waitlist figures released today reveal that there were 1,972 more households on the waitlist in June this year than at the same time last year.

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