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Petitioning Campbell Newman

Don't axe a service that supports elderly, disabled and other renters

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Supporters

Every day, I help renters with nowhere left to turn with support and advice. For some, we’re the only thing standing between them, and eviction and homelessness.

But in two weeks’ time, the Newman government is abolishing our advice and advocacy service.

This will be devastating for thousands of people. And for the elderly disabled and vulnerable, it’s help they can't do without. 

The Newman government is sacking every employee, and shutting down the service. They didn’t even get a phone call – they were told via fax.

It's unacceptable. By removing this service, Newman is leaving thousands of people with nowhere to turn for help when they most need it -- and putting 95 hardworking people out of a job.

We don’t have much time to save this vital service. We need to show Newman that we'll fight for this service to the end. Sign the petition and tell Campbell Newman to keep his hands off the tenants advocacy service!

- Rose Brown, trainer and educator at Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services

Letter to
Campbell Newman
I've just signed the following petition addressed to: Campbell Newman.

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Don't axe a service that supports elderly, disabled and other renters

In two weeks’ time, renters in Queensland will no longer have a service to help them stand up for their rights, and provide vital support for elderly and disabled renters.

Campbell Newman hasn’t just cut funding for tenants – he’s axed the entire service.

I’ve worked at the Tenancy Advice and Advocacy Service for 13 years, and I know that this is going to hit people hard.

Every day, we help renters faced with eviction and homelessness, elderly people struggling with a difficult system, and hundreds of Queenslanders who wouldn’t be able to fight unfair decisions, write letters or talk to agents without support and advice from the service.

By removing this service, Newman is leaving thousands of people without help and support when they most need it – and putting 95 hardworking people out of a job.

It doesn’t even cost the government much – most of the funding comes from bond money, not the government.

Time is running out to save the service – funding ends on October 12. Sign the petition and tell Campbell Newman to keep his hands off the tenants advocacy service!
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Sincerely,