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Tenancy defenders win reprieve

By WENDY BACON A newly formed community group has stopped its first eviction in St Peters this week. The Housing Defence Coalition (HDC) has been formed to protect vulnerable tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic. New Zealand citizen ’Layla’, who recently lost her full-time job, received a call from the tenant from whom she sublets on […]

Greens push for renter protections

By ALLISON HORE On Tuesday 24 March, amendments by the Greens to the NSW Parliament’s COVID-19 Emergency Measures Bill were successful, ensuring protections for renters would be included in the emergency response. “This isn’t just a human rights issue: it’s a health issue. You can’t stay home to social distance without a house. You can’t […]

Rental stress in Waverley

BY VANESSA LIM Rental stress has hit Waverley, with 18% of local tenants now paying more than 30% of their income on rent. University of Sydney Professor Nicole Gurran, who is the co-author of the Informal Housing and Vulnerable Households report, explained that gentrification in Waverley has played a key role in why housing has […]

International student troubles

BY ALANA LEVINE For many of Sydney’s international students, finding a place to live is treacherous. They navigate the housing process with no local support network, no rental history, and little knowledge of local tenancy laws. Sydney’s biggest universities — The University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney — can only accommodate a small […]