Residential Tenant Issues | Constituency Question

Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan): My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation and Minister for Suburban Development, the Honourable Marlene Kairouz, MP. My question relates to the minister’s portfolio responsibilities for consumer affairs, gaming and liquor regulation.

As a result of the recent COVID-19 health crisis, some tenants are finding it hard to pay their rent because of job loss, reduced shifts at work, not having sick leave while under quarantine, or increased health and carer costs, while still trying to manage regular living expenses and bills. This issue has particularly impacted on young people and families who just don’t have the savings to get them through this period.

My question to the Minister is:

Can the Minister outline the relief and support measures that have been put in place for residential tenancies that would be beneficial for the constituents in my area of Western Metropolitan Region?