Members of Queensland’s Housing Security Subcommittee criticise government decision on moratorium

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Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS), QShelter and Tenants Queensland, three of the five members of the Queensland government’s COVID-19 Housing Security Subcommittee, have criticised the decision not to extend the residential tenancy eviction moratorium. 

A joint statement from QCOSS CEO Aimee McVeigh, QShelter CEO Fiona Caniglia and Tenants Queensland CEO Penny Carr: 

“We are deeply disappointed in the decision by the Queensland government to not extend the moratorium. 

“This decision flies in the face of the advice provided to government from the majority of the Minister’s Housing Security Subcommittee – our three organisations all recommended that the moratorium be extended to 31 December 2020. 

“This will only serve to make the housing arrangements of Queensland families much more insecure.  

“The Queensland government have decided to go it alone in not extending the moratorium – Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria have all committed to extend their moratoriums to March 2021, and Tasmania has extended theirs to December 2020.” 

16 September 2020