Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 01, 2022


Rental Affordability

In reply to the Hon. R.A. SIMMS ().28 September 2022).

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): I have been advised:

If a tenant or prospective tenant considers that they have been discriminated against on the basis of any one or more of the grounds set out in the Equal Opportunity Act 1983, they can lodge a complaint with the Office of the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity who will assess and, where applicable, conduct a conciliation process.

For discrimination on grounds outside of the Equal Opportunity Act, there are advocacy services such as RentRight, which is free and independent, and provide support when applying for a lease, and can assist prospective tenants with accessing legal and other services as required.