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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...