“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) is absurd,” said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Policy Advisor.
“People with disability and their carers who have had a chance to look at the details of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NSW Enabling) Bill 2013 have serious reservations about what it will mean for the future quality of supports and services and the choice of what’s available for all people with disability”, said Senior Policy Advisor, Amelia Christie.
“Pensioners slam proposed laws that will see forced sales of homes in strata buildings,” said Senior Policy Advisor Charmaine Crowe.
“It’s unwise for the Abbott Government to scrap the 15% tax on individuals earning more than $100,000 per year in their super without a broader plan for superannuation tax reform”, said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Policy Advisor.
ROD Shearer (pictured below) has lived in his Newtown bedsit since the 1980s. He’s 80 years old and his landlord has tried to evict him three times since 2006 but he’s stood firm, in large part because of the assistance he’s received from the Older Persons Tenants' Service (OPTS).
OVER 33,000 people living in registered residential parks (more if you include those parks which are not registered with NSW Fair Trading) will be affected by the NSW Government’s axing of the funding for the Park and Village Service (PAVS) which provides support for people in residential parks.