UPDATE: On 16 August 2021 the Community Suppot and Services Committee tabled its report on the Housing Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 and its report on the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (Tenants' Rights) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021. The Bills will be debated in Parliament in due course.
Queenslanders are encouraged to have their say on proposed rental law reforms for the state’s residential rental sector by 12 noon on Tuesday 13 July 2021.
The Queensland Government has recently introduced the Housing Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 to the Queensland Parliament with proposed reform areas including:
- ensuring all parties have appropriate approved reasons for all parties to end a tenancy
- prescribing Minimum Housing Standards
- options for people experiencing domestic and family violence to end a tenancy
- frameworks for all parties to negotiate renting with pets.
The Bill has been referred to the Community Support and Services Committee for detailed consideration. Queenslanders are encouraged to follow the discussion on this topic and have their say on the proposed changes through the Committee process by 13 July 2021.
Dr Amy MacMahon MP, Member for South Brisbane recently introduced the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (Tenants’ Rights) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (Bill) into the Queensland Parliament. This Bill has also been referred to the Community Support and Services Committee. You can follow the discussion on this Bill and provide your feedback on the proposed changes through the Committee process by 12 noon on Tuesday 13 July 2021 (amended timeframe). Enquiries to the Member for South Brisbane can be made to South.Brisbane@parliament.qld.gov.au or (07) 3724 9100.
Making a submission
An information sheet with guidelines on making a submission on these Bills can be found on the Queensland Parliament website.
Written submissions can be emailed to CSSC@parliament.qld.gov.au or can be sent to:
Community Support and Services Committee
Brisbane Qld 4001
Documents relating to the committee's inquiries can be found on the inquiry webpages - Housing Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 and Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (Tenants' Rights) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021.
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