& # 39; Muslim Family ONLY & # 39 ;: Landlord is accused of racism for placing a Gumtree ad for a two-bedroom apartment – but only accepts Muslim tenants
- Gumtree rental advertisement slammed shut as a racist after he had only asked for Muslim families
- The advertisement for the two-bedroom house was listed as & # 39; only for Muslim family & # 39;
- As a result, it caught the attention of the anti-discrimination commissioner
- The commissioner said it is illegal to screen tenants based on race or religion
A Gumtree advertisement was squeezed as discriminatory after the landlord had said he was only looking for a Muslim family to live in the two-bedroom house.
The ad, which has since been removed, was for a two-bedroom home in Glenorchy, north of Hobart, and stated & # 39; only for Muslim families & # 39 ;, the Mercury reported.
& # 39; Two bedrooms fully / partially furnished available until September 21. Rent 295 pw (per week) excluding bills. Only for Muslim family, & # 39; was in the ad.
A rental advert on Gumtree has caught the anger of some who claim it is discriminatory because the landlord is only looking for a & # 39; Muslim family & # 39; (photo)
Anti-discrimination commissioner Sarah Bolt told Daily Mail Australia that it is illegal to screen potential tenants based on race or religion.
& # 39; Under the anti-discrimination law, it is illegal to discriminate against a person based on race, religious belief, affiliation or religious activity in the area of housing, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; In the event that a complaint is received regarding the advertisement, the complaint would be assessed in accordance with the provisions of the law.
& # 39; Whereupon the complaint is rejected or accepted for investigation. & # 39;
Anti-discrimination commissioner Sarah Bolt told Daily Mail Australia that it is illegal to screen potential tenants based on race or religion
She said that anyone who felt discriminated against on this basis should make a complaint or contact them for further advice.
Ben Bartl, lawyer for the Union of Tasmania, said the Mercury discrimination against someone's belief & # 39; unusual & # 39; was in this setting.
He also said it indicated a growing concern in Hobart's constantly limiting rental market.
"That's why we insist on legislation for a standard application form, so questions about children or about race or gender are excluded," he told the publication.
Mrs. Bolt encouraged everyone who feels discriminated against to take immediate action.
& # 39; Equal Opportunities Tasmania would encourage anyone who believes they have been discriminated against to file a complaint or contact the office for more information about the complaint handling processes under the law, & # 39; she said.
Ben Bartl, the tenant of Union of Tasmania, said the advertisement indicated a growing concern in the (pictured) constantly limiting rental market of the Hobart
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