MEDIA COMMENT: Greens welcome decision to abandon rental auctions

Commenting on reports that the NSW Labor Government has abandoned controversial provisions that would have entrenched rental auctions, Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown and Greens Renters and Housing Spokesperson said:


“The Greens absolutely welcome the NSW Labor Government listening to the overwhelming community concerns and having the sense to put this on the backburner.

“From the moment we saw the details of this legislation, we knew that this provision would exacerbate the rental crisis and it’s why we’ve worked to expose, and put a stop, to rental auctions. 


“We heard clearly throughout this inquiry that no one was asking for rental auctions to be entrenched in NSW - not tenants advocates, peak bodies, or the real estate industry.


“Now that we have dealt with this distraction, we can get onto the job of desperately needed rental reforms - that means working with the government to deliver portable bonds and end unfair, no grounds evictions.


“The Greens will also be stepping up the push for an emergency 2 year rent freeze and to give renters the ultimate transparency of fixed, advertised rental prices.


“We’re in a rental crisis. Every day we fail to take action is another day renters will face an unfair eviction or be hit with an excessive rent increase.” 



Showing 1 reaction

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.

Sign up for updates