We need your help to restore funding for TUQ and local tenant advice services.
Emergency funding for the Tenants’ Union of Queensland (TUQ) and local tenant advice services runs out on June 30, 2013.
Tenant advice services will close unless the state government restores funding. See Fair go for tenants to find out what you can do.
You can also download a sample letter and contact details here TUQ supporters letter 2013
Fresh way forward for Queensland tenants
The Tenants’ Union of Queensland (TUQ) welcomes today’s offer by the Gillard government to continue funding to the Tenant Advice and Advocacy Service (TAAS) Program for six months on the condition the State agrees to negotiate a long term solution.
‘This proposal offers a fresh way forward for both the State and Commonwealth governments in the provision of Tenant Advice and Advocacy Services in Queensland. Clearly though, the big winners are the 500,000 renting households who will continue to get access to free, independent advice services into the future’, said TUQ spokesperson Ms Penny Carr.
If agreed, today’s offer also means funding to other homelessness services under the National Partnership Agreement will not delayed due to tenant advice and advocacy issues. [click to continue…]
Call for Premier to Review Funding Withdrawal as Tenant Service Closes
The Tenants’ Union of Queensland (TUQ) is calling on the Premier to urgently announce whether the government will fund advice and advocacy support services for tenants under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) following today’s announcement that the Cairns Tenant Advice and Advocacy Service (TAAS) is closing.
The Cairns TAAS service is the first to fall after the state government announced last year that it would discontinue funding to the TAAS Program, which supports the work of 23 organisations across the state.
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