This thesis explores the dynamics of social change through an examination of the making and remaking of Victoria's Residential Tenancies Act. The conditions leading up to the creation of the Tenancies Act are examined, as are the changes which the Act has produced. The findings of this thesis suggest that, despite the hopes of social reformers, the Tenancies Act has not produced a redistribution of power between landlords and tenants. It is argues, however, that this is not the fault of the Act...[Show more]
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