The Andrews Government is on the brink of taking concrete action to protect the rights of renters across Victoria.
They’re simple changes that will make an incredible difference in the lives of the 1 in 3 Victorians who rent; a guaranteed functioning stove, heating, a crackdown on rental bidding, and a ban on increasing rent more than once a year.
The Bill is currently in Parliament, and has a very serious chance of passing – but it needs the support of at least two crossbenchers. And with a State election just around the corner, these crossbenchers are listening more carefully than ever to what voters want, because they know they’ll be vying for your votes in just a few weeks’ time.
That’s why we’re asking you to email the crossbenchers, to let them know you want them to support the Andrews Government’s new rental laws. Use the tool on the right to send the crossbenchers an email now.
We know that everybody deserves a safe and secure place to live, regardless of whether we rent or whether we own our own home. And now, a state government has a real chance of passing a precedent setting bill to protect the rights of renters.
We’ve already drafted a message for you to send in just a few seconds, but personalised emails have an even greater impact – so feel free to edit the message or completely write your own.
Not sure what to say? Here are some tips and talking points to get you started Would the changes affect you? 1 in 3 Australians are renters Let them know we need their help What are the changes?
Telling the crossbenchers your personal story about how the changes will positively affect you is really powerful for impacting their decision!
Remind the crossbenchers that 1 in 3 people in Australia are renters, which is why it’s so important that they too can make their house a home. Just because you don’t own your home, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to feel safe and secure!
Remind them that countless Victorians are depending on them to support the changes to tenancy laws, so that they get a fairer deal and can make their house a home.
The changes include:
Would the changes affect you?
1 in 3 Australians are renters
Let them know we need their help
What are the changes?
Send an email to the crossbenchers now
Ask the crossbenchers to support the changes to tenancy laws, so that renters have a fairer deal