Jesuit Social Services welcomes the opportunity to respond to the consultation regarding the proposed Residential Tenancies Regulations 2020, the implementation of which offer a positive framework to protect the rights of vulnerable and disadvantaged renters across Victoria.
Our submission focuses on ecological justice – that is, the interconnection between environmental and social justice, and how this can be achieved via these reforms.
In particular, we make the following key points and recommendations:
We also note that local practical solutions may in some areas outpace regulatory, policy and legislative settings and reform processes. In a policy and market environment subject to marked disruption and volatility, it is critical that emerging innovative and community-led projects are supported and funded alongside the development of longer-term structural changes.
Read our submission on the regulations here.