Prioritising Safety at Home Report

Image of the cover of the DV and renting survey report

Women’s Legal Service NSW, along with many other organisations, has long been advocating for stronger protections for survivors of domestic violence who are renting in NSW.

The Residential Tenancies Amendment (Review) Bill 2018 was introduced on 20 September 2018.  You can read further about important reforms to both protect victims-survivors who are renting here.

This Bill is in response to the review of NSW tenancy law which found the law provides “little real protection to victims of domestic violence and require[s] reform.”

In 2017, Women’s Legal Service NSW conducted a survey with domestic violence survivors about their experiences renting in NSW. We also asked to whom they reported the violence. The survey highlights the importance of accepting evidence of domestic violence from sources other than police and courts.

Download report: Prioritising Safety at Home: 2017 Survey Results about Domestic Violence and Renting in NSW 

Download our open letter to Minister Kean and Minister Goward, dated 15/6/2017.

 

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