Legislative Council: Wednesday, February 07, 2024


Residential Tenancies Act Review

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. R.A. Simms:

That this council—

1. Notes that the state government is undertaking a review of the Residential Tenancies Act.

2. Recognises that the voices of renters should be included in all deliberations.

3. Calls on the Malinauskas government to:

(a) end no-cause evictions;

(b) introduce rent capping to protect vulnerable people from unfair rent hikes;

(c) give renters security and stability through long-term tenancies;

(d) prohibit 'no pets' clauses in leases;

(e) end rent bidding that forces unfair rent increases; and

(f) ensure all homes meet energy efficiency and ventilation standards.

(Continued from 7 September 2022.)

The Hon. R.A. SIMMS (17:46): I move:

That this order of the day be discharged.

Motion carried; order of the day discharged.