No Evictions During Health Crisis
We are a community coalition made up of a diverse range of people and organisations who work with renters and research housing problems. The COVID19 epidemic is a public health crisis made worse by evictions. We call on all Australian state and territory governments to ensure no evictions happen during this crisis.
Statement endorsed by:
Australian Council of Social Services; Anglicare Australia; ACTCOSS; NCOSS; WACOSS; Vinnies NSW; Tenants' Union of NSW; Homelessness NSW; Switchboard Victoria; Council on the Ageing NSW; Better Renting; Tenants' Queensland; Tenants' Union of Tasmania; Darwin Community Legal Service (Tenants Advice Service); Tenants' Union ACT; Tenancy WA; National Shelter; Shelter NSW; ACT Shelter; Shelter SA; Ethnic Communities Council NSW; People with Disabilities Australia; Community Legal Centres Australia; Community Legal Centres NSW; Public Interest Advocacy Centre NSW; Consumer Action Law Centre; Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT; Marrickville Legal Centre; Redfern Legal Centre; Kingsford Legal Centre; Illawarra Legal Centre; The Social Policy Research Centre and the Centre for Social Research in Health; Sydney Community Forum; South Eastern Community Connect; The Deli Women & Children's Centre; Junction Neighbourhood Centre; Churches Housing; St Francis Social Services; Sisters of St Joseph; Community Restorative Centre; FlatOut Inc; Older Women's Network, NSW; Unions ACT; Australian Unemployed Workers Union; National Tertiary Education Union - NSW Division; Maritime Union of Australia; United Workers Union; Aboriginal Resource Unit; New England and Western Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service; Eastern Area Tenants Service; Western Sydney Tenants Service; Hunter Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service; Inner Sydney Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service; Inner West Tenancy Service; Northern Sydney Area Tenants Service; Mid Coast Tenants Advice Service; Northern NSW Aboriginal Tenants Service; Illawarra Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service; Southern Sydney Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service, Metro Assist; Justice and Peace Office, Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney; Thrive Services; Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre; Blue Mountains Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service; Greater Sydney Aboriginal Tenants Service; Western Aboriginal Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service; Gateway Family Services; Environment Victoria; Catholic Diocese of Parramatta; Solar Citizens; Young Lawyers Australia; Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association (CPSA); Positive Life; GetUp!
Professor Eileen Baldry, UNSW, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and
Professor of Criminology; Professor Nicole Gurran, Professor, Urban Planning and Housing , Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning; Professor Jago Dodson, RMIT University, Urban Planning; Professor Gavin Wood, RMIT University, Emiritus Professor of Housing and Urban Research; Professor Alan Morris, UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance; Professor Libby Porter, RMIT University, Centre for Urban Research / Sustainability and Urban Planning; Professor Tony Dalton, RMIT University, Emeritus Professor at Centre for Urban Research; Assoc. Professor Ben Spies-Butcher, Macquarie University, Department of Sociology; Assoc. Professor Hazel Easthope, UNSW City Futures Research Centre; Dr Adam Craig, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW; Dr Chris Martin, UNSW City Futures Research Centre; Dr Dallas Rogers, University of Sydney, School of Architecture, Design and Planning; Dr Sophia Maalsen, University of Sydney, School of Architecture, Design and Planning; Dr Kathleen Flanagan, University of Tasmania, Housing & Community Research Unit, School of Social Sciences; Dr Laura Crommelin, UNSW City Futures Research Centre; Dr Ruth McCausland, Senior Research Fellow, School of Social Sciences; Dr Sharon Parkinson, Swinburne University of Technology, Centre for Urban Transitions; Dr Edgar Liu, UNSW City Futures Research Centre; Dr Alistair Sisson, UNSW City Futures Research CentreDr Melanie Andersen, UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine; Dr Kate Hunter, The George Institute for Global Health; Dr Andrea Sharam, RMIT University, School of Property, Construction and Property Management; Dr Ryan van den Nouwelant, Western Sydney University School of Social Sciences; Dr Natalie Osborne, Griffith University, School of Environment and Science; Dr Jess Gerard, Senior Lectuer, Education, Equity and Politics, University of Melbourne; Bronwyn Bates, Urban Research Program, Western Sydney University; Chris Hartley, UNSW Centre for Social Impact; Ania Anderst, The George Institute for Global Health