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    Introducing our new CEO

    The Board of Tenants Victoria is delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer Beveridge as its new Chief Executive Officer. Jennifer comes to Tenants Victoria from Eating Disorders Victoria where she was CEO from 2012. She has extensive not for profit leadership experience including in the health, youth and community development areas. In 2016 her achievements and experience were recognised with the award of a Churchill Fellowship to explore how innovation and collaboration improve outcomes

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    Public Housing Rent Reviews – What You Can Do

    The Director of Housing is reviewing market rate rents for public housing properties. If you have received a letter and a Notice of Rent Increase from the Director of Housing, you can ask Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) to assess the increase if you think it is too high. This is a free service. Tenants Victoria recommends you do this even if your rent is currently rebated as you might be required to pay the market

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    Case Win: Deplorable living conditions

    When the tenant arrived in Melbourne from New Zealand, she wasn’t sure what to expect from the city’s rental market. As a grandmother living on her own, she expected to be the sole occupant of her new unit. However, within a few hours of taking the keys for her ground floor unit, she realised that she wasn’t alone – she had several hundred fleas for company! The tenant contacted the property manager and requested that

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    Council to Homeless Persons consultation and training

    Ever wanted to know how to engage your local MP, but not sure what the protocol is? Ever wanted to pitch a story to your local paper, but unsure how to go about it? Want to know how your local service can help get great results out of the upcoming Victorian election? In the lead up to this year’s Victorian election, Council to Homeless Persons is running a consultation and training to provide those who

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    State Government issues safety alert about potential health risks of popular gas heaters

    The Victorian Government has issued a safety alert about the potential health risks of Vulcan Heritage and Pyrox Heritage gas heaters producing high levels of carbon monoxide. Tenants Victoria CEO, Mark O’Brien urges tenants to contact their landlords immediately if they are concerned about their gas appliances. “If people are at all concerned about their gas heater and whether or not it’s been checked, they should write to their landlord and refer to the Energy

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    Tenants Victoria acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.