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Save Tenant Services in QLD
The Queensland government recently cut funding to all 23 free tenant advice services statewide effective October 31, despite the majority of funding for them coming from interest generated on tenants’ bonds and not from taxpayer monies.
The Tenants’ Union of Queensland (TUQ) will lose 60% of its resources and 22 local tenant advice services statewide will close if the decision is not reversed. Queensland tenants will virtually be left with no free tenant advice services.
Tenants collectively forego any interest on their bonds and should benefit with services targetted to their specific needs. After all, landlords, agents and the government already gain from tenants’ bond interest because the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) is exclusively funded from this source.
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