In the past, renting a home was a short term solution, particularly among young people who were studying or saving to buy a home. 

Australians are renting in growing numbers, and for longer. Around one third of private tenants in Australia have rented continuously for over ten years. And renting is no longer the domain of young people. An increasing number of long-term tenants are older people on fixed incomes, or families who need stability.

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Key issues

Key issues

Lists the key issues raised with the Commissioner during consultations after her appointment.