Rally for Renters' Rights

Actions, protests & rallies
Boorloo/Perth & Walyalup/Fremantle


12:00pm Tuesday 16 April


Parliament House
Harvest Tce
West Perth WA 6005


During the worst housing crisis Western Australia has ever seen, the state government is about to pass reforms to rental laws. The first Bill listed in Parliament on the first sitting day of the month. Yet despite record-low vacancy rates and record-high homelessness, the WA government has caved to real estate lobbying and refused to remove 'no-grounds' evictions, even though most other states already have. Instead, they are making minor amendments to tinker with rental increases and rules around pets - but keeping unfair eviction laws means that landlords will still have all the power.
The review of the Residential Tenancies Act comes back to Parliament at midday on April 16. WA renters will be out in force to insist the WA government takes our demands for security, stability and safety in our own homes seriously. Be there to let Roger Cook and the WA Labor government know they cannot take 700,000 WA renters for granted, nor can they wait until after an election in 12 months time to make renting fair for all of us. Speakers include: Desmond Blurton, Noongar leader, Dr Brad Pettitt MLC and Wilson Tucker MLC.

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