Shockingly - it's estimated 19,879 family pets per year are surrendered to the RSPCA because landlords say NO. That's the cruel reality behind renting with family pets in Australia. 99,399 family pets (dogs and cats) were surrendered to the RSPCA last year. In Victoria alone, 1 in 5 surrendered pets…Read more
Welcome to the Tenant Rights Party website!
Tenant Rights is a Political Party that protects your rights as a tenant. Tenant Rights has a strong focus on tenant rights and support, anti discrimination and housing affordability. Help build a better future for all Australians by joining the Tenant Rights Party!
This policy has been developed with input from RSPCA Australia. Tenant Rights wrote recently on "Why tenants MUST have the right to keep family pets" where key issues around renting with pets were highlighted. Tenant Rights spoke about the impact negative attitudes toward pets in rentals has for families, who…Read more
With 1 in 4 Australian women and 1 in 12 Australian men reporting domestic or sexual violence in research conducted in 2012, it's time to have a look at the impact that tenant rights issues, housing affordability and discrimination has on victims of domestic violence. Without access to fee-free government advice &…Read more
We call ourselves the "lucky country" but it seems as though the only people holding a ticket in the draw would be the childless, pet-free, middle-aged, heterosexual couple whose names imply they are not immigrants. Now don't get me wrong, it's not that this "picturesque" (in the eyes of real…Read more
First of all, let's call this so called debate in Parliament for what it actually is. It is an abuse of our Constitution, justice and democracy. Present and past Senators have openly allowed religious law, morality and ritual to dominate Parliamentary debate and influence law. Religious laws, which oppose marriage…Read more
It appears as though Australian tenants have woken up from the great Australian dream, that is owning their own home, to the nightmare that is the frightening reality of renting for life. An analysis of data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals that renting in Australia has been…Read more
The latest statistics from Don't Rent Me show that a staggering 32% of all reviews in Australia include what tenants describe as false claims during and at the end of the lease that are designed to keep the tenants' deposit bond. With 9 in 10 negatively geared houses being existing…Read more
We have created a tool below that compares the national average income to house price decade by decade in Australia. You can customise the tool to see how you compare with the national averages of then and now. Choose between single and dual income and change the household income &…Read more
Following some terribly misguided comments published recently by Malcolm Gunning (former President of the Real Estate Institute of NSW and Principal of Gunning Real Estate), I called for an interview and had hoped this might set a few things straight and even give his comments a chance at redemption. Well,…Read more
How can we encourage kids who have grown up in social housing to break free of these chains? I'll admit, I don't know the answer to this question. Can we work together to find a solution? I want to share with you a story about Cheryl from Rowville, Victoria. Cheryl…Read more