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Report

Understanding discrimination effects in private rental housing

This research examines discrimination and existing policy, law and practice in Australia’s private rental sector, including the impact of informal tenancies and the increasing role of digital technologies.
Report

Meeting social housing need: a tipping point for federal intervention

The substantial shortfall in supply of social housing has been highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and both state and federal responses to what is increasingly perceived as a major crisis in the social and private renting sectors. This report explores the capacity of states to...
Report

Pandemic pain: Victorian renters in lockdown

Tenants Victoria, the state's peak body for renters, surveyed renters about the financial impact of public-health lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, conducted immediately after Victoria's fifth lockdown in August 2021, found that 69% said they were financially impacted by lockdowns, while more than...
Report

Marginal housing during COVID-19

This research examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on marginal and informal housing and short-term rental accommodation to establish any health and housing risks, and investigates any changes to the demand and supply of informal housing during COVID-19.
Conference paper

Private rental housing provision in Brisbane: A case study of supply at the lower cost end of the private rental sector

Brisbane’s housing market is relatively under-researched, despite the value that can be gained from examining a residential property market operating in an environment of significant population growth through high inward interstate migration, and sustained urban building and development activity.
Report

Policy coordination and housing outcomes during COVID-19

This study gathered data on the scale and scope of policy interventions in the housing system during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia—a critical first step for on-going assessment of the outcomes and impacts of the broad suite of initiatives deployed by governments in response to...
Report

Demand-side assistance in Australia’s rental housing market: exploring reform options

This research examines possible cost-effective reforms of Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) that could improve housing outcomes for low-income renters.
Media release

Supporting tenants and landlords through Coronavirus

The Victorian Government will bring urgent legislation to the Parliament in line with decisions of the National Cabinet to support tenants and landlords through the coronavirus pandemic by reforming residential and commercial tenancy laws. Initiative: Temporary ban on evictions Initiative: Rent relief for tenants experiencing...
Media release

Queensland COVID-19 – Thursday, April 9

Queensland will be further protected - physically and financially - from coronavirus, with new travel rules for residents returning from interstate, and rental security for tenants and owners. Initiative: Rental security for tenants and owners
Media release

Practice guide to navigate tenancies through COVID-19

The Palaszczuk Government has today enacted National Cabinet's moratorium on evictions, with a Practice Guide formalising the temporary requirements and protections for tenancies impacted by COVID-19. Initiative: Practice Guide to navigate tenancies through COVID-19
Media release

Assisting Tasmanian renters during COVID-19

The establishment of the COVID-19 Rent Relief Fund will ensure targeted support of up to $2000 or four weeks rent is available for tenants suffering from extreme hardship. Initiative: Rent Relief Fund
Media release

Rent increase freeze in place for residential tenants during COVID-19 crisis

The Tasmanian Government is committed to keeping Tasmanians safe and secure through the challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiative: Notice imposing a clear ban on residential rent increases during the COVID-19 crisis
Media release

National Cabinet Statement

Australian governments met again today as the National Cabinet to take further action to slow the spread of coronavirus to save lives and to save livelihoods. Initiative: Eviction moratorium
Media release

New laws to provide support for commercial and residential tenants and landlords

Urgent legislation to implement a range of measures to minimise financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on tenants and landlords of both commercial and residential tenancies will be introduced into State Parliament this week. Initiative: Residential Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Bill 2020
Media release

Moratorium on residential tenancy evictions becomes law in WA

A six-month moratorium on residential tenancy evictions will now become law, with legislation introduced by the McGowan Government passing the Western Australian Parliament. Initiative: Moratorium on residential tenancy evictions becomes law
Media release

New $154.5 million relief package to support tenants, landlords and construction

The McGowan Government has announced a new package to support tenants, landlords and the construction industry in the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiative: $30 million for grants of up to $2,000 for residential tenants who have lost their job and face financial hardship due to COVID-19
Media release

Modified notice timeframes

On 28 April 2020, the Northern Territory Parliament passed a COVID-19 Modification Notice that impact the processes involved in the Residential Tenancies Act 1999. This Notice provides the framework for the Territory's response to tenancy issues arising as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. Initiative...
Media release

More information to support tenants and landlords

The ACT Government will be providing information to tenants, landlords and real estate agents to help all parties understand their rights and obligations during this difficult and uncertain period. Initiative: Rent relief Initiative: Eviction moratorium
Media release

Measures to assist renters during COVID-19 pandemic

The Residential Tenancy Act 1997 will be amended for an ‘emergency period' of an initial 120 days to put in place a moratorium on the eviction of tenants for failing to be able to pay their rent. Initiative: Eviction moratorium
Media release

Media release 20 Mar 2020: Prime Minister

Today, the National Cabinet met again on our commitment to work together to keep Australians healthy as we can, to protect them, and to ensure that we keep Australia running together. Today, we made further decisions, many of which we've had flagged from our last...