Family and Domestic Violence

Greens welcome tenancy law changes to support victims of domestic violence

Greens spokesperson for the Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today welcomed the passage of amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act and the Residential Parks (Long-stay Tenants) Act which aim to reduce barriers to victims of domestic violence seeking safe accommodation.

“These important amendments enable a domestic violence victim to change locks and to implement security measures without first seeking approval, and to leave a tenancy without facing the prospect of having to pay compensation to the lessor,” said Ms Xamon.

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