1 September 2021
The Greens fear many struggling renters will face eviction and potential homelessness from today, as the State Government’s moratorium on evictions and rent increases expires.
“The economic impact of this pandemic is still being felt in South Australia. The provisions protecting renters experiencing financial hardship are still desperately needed. Sadly, they are now expiring and the Marshall government appears to have no plan in place to stop people from being evicted into homelessness,” said Greens Spokesperson for Housing, Robert Simms MLC.
“With a growing rental affordability crisis, I’m concerned that many South Australians will now face an uncertain future – plunged into poverty and homelessness. The Greens will be doing everything we can to reinstate these provisions when parliament resumes next week.”
The Greens will move to amend the COVID-19 Emergency Response (Expiry) (No 3) Amendment Bill to reinstate the provisions and keep them in place until the end of the year.
In May, The Greens attempted to extend the provisions until May 2022. This was opposed by all other parties, with just the Greens in support.