An Albury woman kicked out of her public housing home after being caught with drugs and cannabis plants has again failed to have the decision overturned.
Linda Gay Kendray had been at the NSW Land and Housing Corporation home since October 2012, and was netted in a police raid on December 5, 2019.
Officers searched the property and found various quantities of drugs.
Kendray admitted to growing 10 marijuana plants in the rear yard.
She told police she had been watering them.
Under the Residential Tenancies Act, landlords can apply to evict people who use homes to cultivate, manufacture or sell drugs.
They can also apply to evict people if the home is used for any other unlawful purpose.
The corporation took steps to kick her out of the home, which was granted on August 3 last year.
Concerns were raised about the fact she had been using the property to cultivate drugs.
She was given a stay of three months to leave but soon lodged an appeal with the Civil and Administrative Tribunal, which was dismissed.
The appeal extended the time for her to leave until March 31 this year.
But Kendray lodged a further appeal, which has now also been dismissed in a similar manner.
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Senior tribunal members Gregory Curtin and David Charles said there was no power for the appeal to be heard.
"The appellant is not entitled to appeal from the same orders of the tribunal more than once, nor to appeal from the orders made by one appeal panel to another appeal panel," they said.
"Accordingly, the appeal must be dismissed.
"It is our opinion that the appellant cannot again appeal (or again seek an extension of time to appeal) from the decision of the tribunal from which this appeal is brought.
"She has exercised her rights of appeal from that decision in her earlier appeal, and those rights are now exhausted."
They noted the legal matter must finalise.
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