Rental reform could come too late


The Victorian Greens have welcomed further detail from the Andrews Government on proposed rental reforms, however are warning it will have to be a top priority if its to have any hope of passing during this term of Parliament.

The announcement comes after Greens MP Lidia Thorpe organised a protest on the steps of the Victorian Parliament for renters fed up with Labor’s inaction after first proposing reforms more than ten months ago.

Quotes attributable to Victorian Greens spokesperson for Consumer Affairs, Lidia Thorpe

“Labor has left renters in the dark for months with their innaction, and they may be in for more disappointment if Daniel Andrews can’t get his act together to pass this legislation before the election.

“Understandably, many renters assumed these laws had already come into effect. There is no excuse to stall for so long, and if there isn’t enough time for the bill to pass, this amounts to a broken promise from Labor.

"The Upper House is backed up with legislation. Already they are sitting extra days to get through it all. To keep his promise to renters the Andrews Government must prioritse these laws and give them the chance to pass."

“The Greens will be looking at Labor’s proposal in great detail to ensure all​the rights all renters should be entitled to haven’t been watered down.”