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Brisbane man granted new appeal against eviction notice over messy yard



A Brisbane resident facing eviction over allegations of hoarding at the front of his public housing Taringa property has been given a new chance for appeal.

The Supreme Court heard David Barker had been issued a notice of eviction in February by the housing department, which claimed he was hoarding hundreds of kilos of plastic in his front year.

Barker unsuccessfully appealed that notice through the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).

After losing the QCAT appeal he was issued an eviction warrant and due to leave the public housing home on Friday, which was on Monday surrounded by supportive protesters.

The disability pensioner was granted a last-minute hearing in the Supreme Court today after it was revealed to lawyers for the housing department that he may have been denied procedural fairness.

A follow-up appeal will be held through QCAT in the coming weeks.

"I'm not a hoarder, no. We've gone through this before with the psychologist and we've decided I don't meet the conditions," Barker said.

"Hopefully we can resolve this and I can continue to live there."

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