Tenants Union workers facing grim job prospects
WORKERS at the Fraser Coast Tenants Union face an uncertain month as the grim reality they will soon be without livelihoods sinks in.
Tenants Union co-ordinator Ros Connor said employees of the Tenant Advice and Advocacy Service were still hopeful of a last minute reprieve.
"At this stage we're talking to clients and other organisations about the fact that we've got a Facebook page, Save Tenant Services, and we are also advising people if they are concerned to contact our local members," Ms Connor said.
She claimed, contrary to the LNP, that the service provided through the TAAS program was not the same as that of the Residential Tenancies Authority.
Minister for housing and public works Tim Mander said the government had no plans to reverse its decision.
"The Queensland Government announced last year that TAAS funding would be redirected to provide additional social housing for our neediest Queenslanders, as the services provided by TAAS are already available through the Residential Tenancies Authority and community legal centres."
He said the LNP would only accept a Federal Government $2.5 million emergency funding offer to keep the program open if it could be used to help fund the Newman government's homelessness plan.