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Bring on Rental Law Reforms

Lidia Thorpe questions the Government over slow progress on rental reform laws
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 2:30pm
Speaker:
Lidia Thorpe

Question in parliament: My constituency question is for the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation. In October last year the government announced its commitment to making renting fair policy reforms.

Since that time many residents have approached me, asking when these changes will happen — for example, the case of the daughter of Dr Jaquie Kelly, who had an asbestos wall in her rental property cut into by a plumber, exposing her and all her possessions to asbestos.

This resulted in her daughter becoming homeless and many of her possessions being confiscated for asbestos cleaning. She had little recourse for support and compensation, other than going all the way to VCAT.

My question for the minister is: when will we see the draft bill for the government’s making renting fair policy, and will the government make every effort to pass this legislation in this 58th Parliament to make renting fair for the residents of Northcote?