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Three things you should know about Superannuation

Let’s set the scene. You are currently working in Real Estate. You’re either a principle or employed as an agent. You may or may not love your job (like the rest of us), but you’re earning a reasonable salary, have most of the things you need and want, and you are breezing through life fairly […]

Domestic violence laws commence soon

Domestic violence laws commence soon

Tenants trapped in violent relationships will be protected by new renting reforms, which come into effect on 28 February 2019. Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean announced the date which would allow victims of domestic violence to immediately end their tenancy without financial penalty. “Domestic violence is a harrowing and traumatic ordeal, and victims shouldn’t […]

Dollars and Sense

Dollars and Sense

The Palaszczuk Government has announced a tenancy skills training package that will help around 17,000 Queenslanders struggling to secure a home in the state’s tightening private rental market. In the middle of consultation on historic reform to renting laws, Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni today announced the $8.2 million Skillsets for […]

Greater protection for vulnerable home owners under Palaszczuk Government reforms

Greater protection for vulnerable home owners under Palaszczuk Government reforms

Owners of manufactured homes would enjoy greater consumer protection across Queensland under “historic reforms” which come into effect from today (Wednesday), according to Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni. Mr de Brenni said the changes would “usher in a new era of fairness” for over 25,000 Queenslanders living in residential parks under […]

More than 35,000 Queenslanders have their say on Palaszczuk Government rental reform

More than 35,000 Queenslanders have their say on Palaszczuk Government rental reform

Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni today (Sunday) helped doorknock homes in his Springwood electorate as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s consultation into the future of renting in Queensland. Mr de Brenni said Logan residents were confirming the results of the government’s statewide Open Doors to Renting Reform survey – tenants want a fairer […]

Minimum standards for rental properties to honour baby Bella

Minimum standards for rental properties to honour baby Bella

The grandparents of a baby girl killed in a tragic accident at a Central Queensland rental property today (Sunday) supported the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to residential tenancy reform – which they hope will prevent “future tragedies”. Lyn and Ken Diefenbach have been advocating for prescribed minimum standards for rental properties since the death of their […]

New renting laws pass through Parliament – VIC Legislation update

New renting laws pass through Parliament – VIC Legislation update

The Victorian Parliament has passed the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018, which includes more than 130 reforms providing increased protections for renters while ensuring rental housing providers can still effectively manage their properties. When the new laws come into effect, renters will be able to: have a pet with the written consent of their residential […]