18 May 2023
The SA Government must publicly release the submissions received and the report on its review of the Residential Tenancies Act, say the Greens.
The Greens will today move a motion in the Upper House calling on the Government to release the outcome of the public consultation and review of the Residential Tenancies Act that occurred last year.
“As part of its review the Government received more than 5000 survey responses and over 150 written submissions, yet none of these or the findings of the review have been made public,” said Greens Housing Spokesperson, Robert Simms MLC.
“The Government has introduced a bill to reform aspects of the Residential Tenancies Act into the parliament for consideration, yet MPs haven’t even had the benefit of seeing the submissions that informed the bill or any report on the review’s findings.”
“The Greens know that the Government’s bill to partially ban rent bidding is well short of what’s required to fix the rental crisis. The Government has a responsibility to be transparent about the feedback it received so that the parliament can get a more accurate sense of community sentiment and the scale of the rental crisis. Surely this is the least that those South Australians who took the time to make a submission can expect,” said Mr Simms.