VICTORIAN HOUSING PACKAGE – MONEY FOR MATES, NOT THE STATE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 22nd September, 2023 This article is in response to Labor’s Housing Package, which can be found here. RAHU supports the principles of protecting renters’ rights. The principles of this proposal take some positive steps toward this. However, […]

HOUSING AUSTRALIA FUTURE FUND II – MILQUETOAST CAPITULATION

HAFF’s Unclear Path On the 11th of September, the Greens announced that with an extra $1,000,000,000 of ‘direct investment’ into social housing – The Social Housing Accelerator – they would support Labor’s ‘Housing Australia Future Fund’ (HAFF). Labor’s HAFF will […]

Community occupies public housing estate slated for demolition.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8 July, 2023 RAHU would like to make a statement of unconditional support for the Save Barak Beacon campaign. Below is the unedited media statement released by the group. Activists have taken up residence in the disused homes […]

Portugal’s Public Housing and rent reform

Report from International Union of Tenants World Conference, Lisbon, Portugal Eirene Tsolidis Noyce – April 2023 During the International Union of Tenants World Conference, delegates were provided the opportunity to visit one of Lisbon’s newest public housing projects. This project […]

Report from the IUT World Conference

RAHU attended our first world Congress of the International Union of Tenants in Lisbon Portugal, as a new member of the IUT. I was honoured to be able to attend as an international Delegate, and speak on a panel about our organisation, and our challenges in the Australian housing crisis.

RAHU Win Against Third-Party App Kolmeo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Last month, RAHU Delegate Jay successfully fought back against Nelson Alexander’s coercive policy of forcing thousands of renters to switch to the Kolmeo property management app to make rental payments.  Kolmeo is a property management software suite […]

HOUSING JUSTICE AFTER LOCKDOWN – RAHU ONLINE FORUM

Victoria’s Renters and Housing Union (RAHU), in partnership with 3CR Community Radio, will host an online forum this Wednesday to discuss housing justice post-lockdown.                                                  ____________________________________________ The legislative, economic, and public health fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic exposed and intensified the […]

The end of the eviction ban – what’s next for renters?

Changes to Residential Tenancies Act – from March 29th 2021  There are few changes or amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act, known as the Residential Tenancies Act Amendments (RTAA).  These changes will come into effect from March 29th, 2021.This list […]