Don't axe a service that supports elderly, disabled and other renters
  • Petitioned Campbell Newman

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Campbell Newman

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

    1. Petition by

      The Services Union

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

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    • John O'Toole SOUTH MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • 11 months ago

      As someone who has experienced homelessness, the most vulnerable people in our community are often hanging on the brink of homelessness. Kicking them when they are down is not the solution to poverty and safety in our community.

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    • Raymond MOSS AUSTRALIA
      • 12 months ago

      I am a 81 year old TPI veteran being carea for by my 43 year old daughter who has for saken her normal work to care for me.I am concerned how she will fare when I pass on,ie it will be very dificult for her to get work after being out of the work force for so long,she also has a re occuring shoulder injury.

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    • Mick English BENDIGO, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Campbell Newman, with a bit of luck you might get old one day too. You probably will have plenty of family cash unless you get ripped off so won't have to rely on government funding. I hope you do so you to might then have to rethink your future needs.

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    • Jan Kassulke AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      I rely heavily on these services because I am almost immobile. I will not be able to cope without them.

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    • Jan Park MALENY, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      I work in the health area and frequently have clients - elderly - who have no where to live apart from the hospital and who desparately need this service

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