Industry Advocacy

The REIQ is responsible for staying a step ahead of the game when it comes to government policy changes and legislative issues affecting the profession.  

We ensure the interests of real estate professionals are represented in dealings with parliamentarians, government departments, community stakeholders and state and national media. 

As the industry’s collective voice, the REIQ advocates on a diverse range of issues relevant to real estate businesses as well as to property owners and investors, aspiring homeowners and communities across Queensland. 

Our activities include staying ahead of the curve on proposed legislation changes, providing submissions on policy to government, actively working with stakeholders on issues and engaging with state and national media to ensure the profession’s voice is heard. 

In recent times, we helped overturn a new state land tax regime that could have seriously damaged property investor confidence in Queensland, and worked with stakeholders and the government to ensure we had a fairer and more balanced outcome when new tenancy laws were passed in Parliament in 2021. 

Discover our position statements on government policy and legislation here.

Highlighted activities

Attendance at the Queensland Housing Summit

30 Sep 2022

The REIQ’s Submission in connection with the landmark Queensland Housing Summit provided an overview of our recommendations, categorised by immediate and longer-term solutions, to address the multitude of housing issues in our state. As an invited participant, the REIQ was able to contribute and expand on our recommended policy considerations and initiatives at the Summit on 20 October 2022.

How the REIQ toppled the land tax regime

11 October 2022

With less than 24 hours’ notice to the REIQ, the State Government announced a proposed new land tax regime shortly before Christmas 2021. The REIQ swung into action to campaign against it and was a leading voice on the issue from day one.

Previous Campaigns

REIQ COVID-19 Response

1 Oct 2020

Access The REIQ’s online toolkit for the latest comprehensive information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic along with a range of working solutions designed to assist real estate professionals in the management of day-to-day operations during this highly unpredictable period for the industry.

Everyone Matters Campaign

14 April 2020

Your support of the REIQ’s Everyone Matters in Real Estate campaign for more balance and fairness in our property market has been heard.
Hundreds of thousands of Australians have not just heard our case, but acted to send a clear message to the Queensland Government that we’re all in this together and both tenants and property owners need their support.

COVID-19 SME Commercial Leasing Principles Fact Sheet

9 April 2020

The ‘Mandatory Code of Conduct: SME Commercial Leasing Principles during COVID-19’s’ objective is to share in a proportionate and measured manner, the financial risk and cash flow impact during the COVID-19 period whilst seeking to balance the interests of tenants and landlords.

Rental Reforms Campaign

20 November 2019

Just after Christmas, the REIQ submitted its response to the Consultation Regulatory Statement (“RIS”) – Review of the Residential Tenancies Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (Qld) (“RTRA Act”) regarding the proposed rental reforms, announced in November last year.


Previous Policy Statements

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