100. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Commerce:
(1) Is any specific data being collected to assess the impact of the end of the rent increase and eviction moratorium?
(2) If yes—
(a) what data is being collected;
(b) who is collecting it; and
(c) would the minister please advise of any findings?
(3) If no to (1), why not?
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I thank the member for the question. The following information has been provided by the Minister for Commerce.
(a) The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety collects data regarding bond lodgements and disposals, contact centre calls, residential tenancy mandatory conciliation disputes, residential rent relief grants and complaints regarding alleged breaches of the Residential Tenancies Act 1987;
(b) the Consumer Protection Division of DMIRS is collecting it; and
(c) the information is provided to the minister on an ongoing basis as part of advice on programs and initiatives. This could not be described as “findings”. The member is encouraged to be specific in her request for data.
(3) Not applicable.