Indigenous Fact Sheets
The TUQ Indigenous Tenant Education Program (ITEP) is based in the Tenants’ Union’s North Queensland Office in Cairns. Currently Pat Cora is the ITEP worker. Pat regularly travels round the North Queensland area to meet with tenants and their communities and provide information about tenancy law and tenant rights.
Indigenous / Creole PDF fact sheets cover key tenancy issues including;
Your Tenancy – Tenancy Blo you [106kB]
General Standard of the Premises – General Standard blo da Premises [108kB]
Rents (or levies and service charges) [100kB]
Maintenance, Damages & Repairs [113kB]
Visitors and Guests – Visitors ane guests (Pamle) [107kB]
Resolving Disputes – Solve E Problem [112kB]
The ITEP program has developed this series of 9 one-page fact sheets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tenants. These fact sheets have plain English on one side and Creole translations on the other. You can download ITEP fact sheets here. Printed ITEP facts sheets are full colour and include original artwork. You can contact the TUQ North Queensland office to request copies. Ph: 40314409
The ITEP program produces a newsletter to keep communities up to date with tenancy news and community issues. To request a copy of the latest edition, or request copies of the ITEP fact sheets, email Pat Cora in the North Queensland office at ITEP@tuq.org.au.
If you live in Indigenous housing managed by an Indigenous Community Housing Organisation click here for information on government changes affecting Indigenous Community Housing Organisations (ICHOs).
Tenants renting in public or community managed housing can also see our Social Housing Fact Sheet on Appeals, Reviews and Complaints here.
You can also find out more about the Tenant’s Union role assisting social housing tenants here.