He had hoped to have a ‘mandatory code’ established by Friday, but it will now be delivered next week.
The mandatory code will apply to commercial tenants who have a turnover of less than 50 million and are part of the JobKeepers program.
“We do not wish to be prescriptive,” Morrison said. “What we want to do is have tenants in the room.”
When asked about residential tenancy, the Prime Minister said the priority has been on commercial tenancy, and highlighted he had already announced a moratorium on evictions.
When asked about issues that have arisen around evictions – given that the moratorium is not law – Morrison said:
“We are in in this together. Sit down with your tenant who has been paying you rent, working in their business week after week after week. Respect each other’s livelihoods and support each other’s livelihoods whenever you can. This is going to be a…