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The National Nine – Principles for Strengthening Renters’ Rights

ACT Shelter was commissioned to produce this brief report providing expert guidance for the national proposals being developed by Housing Ministers for consideration within the National Cabinet to improve our rental housing system and better ensure renters have access to safe, affordable, appropriate and secure homes.

This report is a useful reference for anyone seeking an overview of the most significant national issues for renters across the country.  It also provides links to relevant research.

The official launch included an overview of the report’s key recommendations. This was followed by a panel conversation exploring the challenges facing renters and our rental housing system as we seek solutions and identify priorities for a national tenancy reform agenda. 

Speakers included:

  • Trina Jones, NSW Rental Commissioner
  • Heather Holst, Victorian Rental Commissioner
  • Melisa Coveney, Darwin Community Legal Services
  • Daniel Pritchard, Circle Green Community Legal, Western Australia

Peter Mares, leading researcher and writer on the housing crisis, facilitated the conversation examining solutions.  To view the webinar, click here