Gumtree ad looking for tenants becomes like & # 39; racist & # 39; shut up because the landlord has a & # 39; only Muslim family & # 39; searches

& # 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
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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)

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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

Anti-discrimination commissioner Sarah Bolt told Daily Mail Australia that it is illegal to screen potential tenants based on race or religion

Anti-discrimination commissioner Sarah Bolt told Daily Mail Australia that it is illegal to screen potential tenants based on race or religion

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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.

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& # 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

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

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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