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Tenant Advice and Advocacy Service to close at the end of the month Date December 6, 2013 - 12..
The Outreach energy and water efficiency program assists low income households to reduce their e..
We’re partnering with Legal Aid ACT to provide a FREE information session about renting in..
As part of its role in Anti-Poverty Week 2013, the ACT Council of Social Service has worked with..
Winners in the this year’s art competition for ACT tenants, have been announced with first..
Steve Cakebread is nostalgic about his early years renting in Adelaide and London before settlin..
A timely reminder as Canberra celebrates 100 years and a message for International Tenants&rsqu..
National Shelter is Australia’s peak housing advocacy organisation; and advocates for a f..
Should you rent? or buy? Do you own your own home? Most households in Australia are made up..
Community housing should be included in urban renewal projects such as the redevelopment of the ..
The Tenants’ Union ACT and Housing ACT invite all tenants in Canberra to join in the celeb..
September Forum - Joint event with Tenants’ Union ACT for International Tenants&rsq..
Approximately one third of the ACT population are tenants. Most people experience renting at le..
Our general factsheet about tenancy in the ACT (Tenancy in the ACT: The Basics (/rentingAdvice/t..
The Greens just released release their better deal for renters policy. The main elements are: ..
Thanks to David Pope. Of course it is much more than a Gen Y issue, when will t..
Tenants Made this City International Tenants’ Day 2013 Annual Art Competitio..
The Australian Greens have launched a national survey to determine where, how, and to what exten..
Community Law Australia today welcomed increased funding to ensure that community legal centres ..
National housing peak bodies and other leading welfare agencies have called on all political par..
Entries close: 30 June 2013. Local community group SEE-Change has joined forces with energ..
FORMER slum landlord Jason Qiang Hua Fan has been ordered to refund a former tenant more than $9..
The federal government has bypassed the Queensland government to fund the Tenants' Advice a..
MEDIA RELEASE THE HON MARK BUTLER MP Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Minister for ..
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 Media release: The Tenants Union (Queensland) The Tenants’ U..
Tenants Made this City International Tenants’ Day 2013 Annual Art Competition and Exhibition O..
ActewAGL are running some community sessions surrounding winter bills and how little changes ca..
Joint Press Release May 23 THE HON WAYNE SWAN MP Deputy Prime Minister Treasurer THE..
Homelessness: It’s About You Can we halve homelessness in Canberra by 2020? As C..
Canberra's property market may be softening but finding affordable accommodation still remains a str..
By consumer affairs reporter Amy Bainbridge (http://www.abc.net.au/news/amy-bainbridge/3938908)..
By John Birmingham (opinion) The Sydney Morning Herald The landlord came at them with a baseb..
The 2013 Anglicare Australia Rental Affordability Snapshot report (http://www.anglicare.asn.au/s..
By Stephanie Anderson Welfare groups are calling on the federal and ACT governments to boos..
Under the Australian Road Rules, parking on footpaths and nature strips is an offence. Parking on th..
Young people shared their experiences of life on the streets through art to mark Youth Homelessn..
BREAKING NEWS – QLD Department says no extension to current contracts 23 TAAS service..
By Stephanie Anderson, The Canberra Times Workers in some of the capital's lowest-paid profe..
5 March 2013 Canberrans think their city is clean and safe, helping it to second place on a ..
February 23, 2013 (0) COL JAMES, 1936-2013 Col James was a giant who took great st..
by Stephanie Anderson Welfare groups are calling for more government investment in accommod..
BY Farz Edraki, Freelance writer and editor of ANU student newspaper Woroni* Australia is ..
Member Consultation on Ageing out of place Time 1.45 to 2.15pm ..
Last week Prime Minister Gillard announced that the next federal election will take place on Sat..
There’s a crisis in the housing market — and it’s not about..
Today the Tenants’ Union of Queensland (TUQ) confirmed that they will not be funded by the..
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 By Jackie Hanafie The demand for social housing in Aus..
The International Union of Tenants (IUT) are pleased to present their brand new brochure "Active..
Thursday, 29 November, 2012 By Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie THE AGE WHE..
Wednesday, 14 November, 2012 Media release: National Shelter National housing p..
The rate of homelessness in the ACT has jumped by 70 per cent in the past five years, a figure t..
ACT Shelter November Forum Presented in conjunction with ACT Tenants' Union and International ..
Tuesday, 30 October, 2012 Media release: National Shelter On the eve of the National Housing..
Tuesday, 30 October, 2012 Media release: Tenants' Union of Queensland New research released t..
The long-awaited report by the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW into legal need in Australia wa..
MEDIA RELEASE THE HON BRENDAN O’CONNOR MP Minister for Housing ..
Each year, to celebrate International Tenants' Day, the Tenants' Union ACT puts on an art compet..
Wednesday, 3rd October, 2012 Media release: National Shelter National housing peak Natio..
The launch of the ACT Tenants' Union International Tenants' Day Exhibition was held on Monday 24..
Vote on the People's Choice Award and win! It's on again this year The International T..
Housing stress and energy poverty – a deadly mix? By Alan Morris (http://theconversa..
Media release: The Tenants Union of Qld In an aftermath of Tuesday’s state budget not..
Renters are being asked to put their money where their mouth is as landlords encourage them to o..
Students are calling on the Australian National University to increase investment in on-campus a..
Tenancy support cuts affect domestic violence victims Domestic Violence Cairns current..
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today released a report t..
The Queensland government recently cut funding to all 23 free tenant advice services statewide e..
“Homing in on the real issues of homelessness” is the theme of Homeless Persons&rsqu..
Learn how to reduce costs and consumption, improve comfort and add value to your home with the h..
24 July 2012 THE Queensland government will scrap a program that provides advice and legal r..
25 July 2012 The QLD State government has announced the closure of the QLD Tenant Advice and..
July 10, 2012 Queensland public housing tenants will not be forced to share their homes with..
Homeswest boarded up a tenant's house last week by mistake. The tenant, Georgina Phillips ..
Almost half of what Patricia Finkel earns is consumed by housing costs. Despite having a good e..
On Friday the COAG Reform Council, headed by Paul McClintock, released its third annual report on pe..
According to a report in The Australian last week, the Queensland Housing Minister, Dr Bruce Flegg, ..
Canberra’s so-called “slum” landlord has been sentenced to 450 hours of community ..
Australians for Affordable Housing has welcomed the Reserve Bank’s interest rate cut today but..
ACT Budget 2012-13 The ACT Government is aiming to deliver "a hell of a lot more" affordable ho..
Canberra's rental affordability crisis has been labelled the worst for any city in the country after..
Are you interested in these issues: City to Gungahlin rapid transport (http://timetotalk.act...
Last week I tried to live on the equivalent of Australia's unemployment benefit – the Newstart..
HOUSING and Transport Minister, Keith Brown MSP, today launched Scotland’s first Social Ho..
An ACT Government study has agreed the overcrowded, decades-old former hostel housing Canberra's com..
If you are interested in ACT planning and environmental issues you can subscribe to "The ..
Do you have any issues you would like to highlight about Housing ACT and Community Services Dire..
A man who ran overcrowded ''slum'' boarding houses in Canberra's north should be sentenced to prison..
Residential Tenancies Act Amendments On 29 February 2012 amendments to the Residential Tenancie..
New on-campus accommodation featuring expansive views and a rooftop garden has done little to help s..
Community and Industry come together to demand this year’s Budget deliver for those in housing..
A local construction company wound up on the wrong side of the law when the strain of finding lodgin..
The Federal Government has launched a public consultation process on a national regulatory system fo..
We will be suspending our Tuesday night advice line effective immediately due to insufficient re..
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE PRIME MINISTER Minister for Workplace Relations GILLARD GOVERNME..
The redevelopment of the Northbourne Flats will lead to a reduction of about 150 public housing prop..
A dramatic remodelling of the Northbourne Flats in Turner, providing more than 900 homes is the ..
INVITATION FOR PUBLIC SUBMISSIONS Social housing is provided by the ACT Government through Hous..
A new report shows increasing numbers of Australians are being locked out of the housing market, wit..
A government program assisting Canberrans with bond costs is failing to address the issue of high re..
Wednesday, 27 July, 2011 The man accused of running “slum” boarding houses in Canbe..
Articles on the campaign for minimum rental standards, rental agent rip-offs, energy efficiency ..
Fair Go! Rentals is a campaign to set minimum rental standards in the ACT. Greens MLA Sha..
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Articles on ACT mass evictions, community housing, energy saving ideas, improving tenancy laws a..
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