Jenny Leong on referring the Rental fairness Bill to an Inquiry

I acknowledge the Minister for Better Regulation and Fair Trading, the Leader of the House and the Government for referring the Residential Tenancies Amendment (Rental Fairness) Bill 2023 to a short, sharp inquiry to allow us to have a collaborative and constructive debate to ensure that we are delivering legislation in the best interests of the people of New South Wales. I thank them for not taking on board the kind of arrogance that we saw from the previous Government, and which was just demonstrated by the member for Wahroonga in his comments about the bill, and for instead recognising that laws can be made better by listening to a diversity of views across the Chamber. I absolutely believe we will be able to do that in delivering these much‑needed reforms and changes that are desperately required to address the rental crisis in New South Wales.

I particularly acknowledge the Minister, the Leader of the House and the new Minns Labor Government for showing a willingness to work collaboratively and to listen. That is what our communities want and expect, and it will ensure that we pass laws through this Chamber and deliver in the best interests of our communities and the people we are elected to serve. I thank and put on record The Greens' recognition of and support for their willingness to work collaboratively to do that. I look forward to serving as a member of the committee.

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