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Tenants Union of QLD – North Qld Office
The Tenants Union of Queensland Inc has a state office in Brisbane and a North Queensland office in Cairns. The North Queensland office services the area from Mackay to the Torres Strait and west to Mt Isa. The Tenants Union provides direct tenancy advice, information, advocacy and assistance to residential tenants in all kinds of residences. Telephone and face to face advice is delivered on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Advice is provided at other times by the Tenant Advice and Advocacy Service, which has several offices in North Queensland. The Tenants Union also provides specialist legal advice on tenancy matters. The Union delivers training to tenant workers and other workers, and provides community education for tenants, students, community welfare organisations and others. The Tenants Union also plays a role in law reform in the area of residential tenancy law. The North Queensland office incorporates the Indigenous Tenants Education Project (ITEP) and a full time worker provides tenancy advice and community education to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tenants and communities.